Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-01-23

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/216878

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/708759

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 23 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:23-JGE:23 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K K R A 3 6 5 6 _ A Thanks to you Australia, weve fi nally got our name iSnack 2.0 is now Vegemite Cheesybite. Its a little bit Vegemite, a little bit cheesy and a little bit different. is a killer No doubt some drivers will argue they only hurt themselves. Thats a cop out. Stand alongside any of my staff delivering the message and you will see the hurt experienced by grieving relatives TAKE CARE: Jarrod James, 20, volunteers for a breath test from Constable Helen Davies and Constable Douglas Roberts Of course, we tend to blame others for drink-driving. But what about our own behaviour in motor vehicles. The George Institute recently conducted an analysis of NT crashes and found: The proportion of traffic casualties not wearing a seatbelt on rural roads increased significantly from 14.1 per cent in 1997 to 22 per cent in 2008. There can only be one reason people dont wear a simple life saving device poor attitude. No doubt some drivers will argue they only hurt themselves. Excuse the pun, but thats a cop out. Stand alongside any of my staff delivering the message and you will see the hurt experienced by grieving relatives. Finally, to prove the point is what I believe will be the next most significant factor in serious injury and fatal crashes mobile phone use. Recent self-report statistics reveal 30 per cent of drivers read text messages while driving and, more alarming, 16 per cent of drivers send text messages while driving. Motor vehicles are an essential part of modern day living and holding a licence is a right we have, providing of course we do so responsibly. For those who do, there is much enjoyment to be had. For those who dont, there is a possibility that it will be your driveway the police car pulls up in as a police officer prepares to deliver the worst news possible. So, next time you get into a motor vehicle as a driver or passenger take a moment to think of Winston Churchill, who said: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. It might be the little thing that keeps you alive. John McRoberts Commissioner and CEO Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services 30 0 6 0 2 / 1 0