The more drug tests on roads, the higher awareness of road safety.

TAC announced there were more drug tests on roads this year for achieving the aim of Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy and Plan in Victoria.

Jodi Gubana is a staff from Transport Accident Commission (TAC) internal communications team said drug driving was a serious problem as the majority of serious injury and fatal crashes were occurring on our high-speed road network (above 80km/h zones).

“Drug testing is conducted all over Victoria, however a focus on highways would largely be due to heavy vehicles,” Gubana said.

Victoria drug tests

According to drug driving statistics, there are about 18 per cent of drivers and motorcyclists killed in 2015, and tested positive to THC, the active component of cannabis.

Figures from “TAC Statistics” which update annually and count the number and trend of people who lost lives and injuries on roads.

 

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291 people lost their lives and 6,683 people were injured in 2006, which showed an increase trend compared with 2015.

Gubana said the goal of TAC was to reduce the level of lives lost to under 200 by 2020.

Ben Taranto is a visual artist, said speeding was outweighed the drug tests causing the accidents.

“I think it will help, because people become aware that is happening, think I won’t drink and or take many drugs when we take the model and definitely not drive if we do that,” Taranto said.

“It makes people aware to stop, is a way to control.”

The Victoria government put forwards the project for reducing 20 per cent in death and 15 per cent in serious injuries in these five years.

“One of the key ways that we will achieve a reduction in this number of lives lost is through improvement to safety of our regional network, with installation of flexible safety barriers to prevent head in and run off road crashes,” Gubana said.

“I think is does reducing, it makes people accountable, makes people aware, encourage your friends and family,” Taranto said.

Gubana said Towards Zero was the vision for a future where no one was killed or seriously injured on road.

“We all have a right to use the road network without threat our lives or health, and it takes a combined effort to do that,” Gubana said.

“We all have a role to play in making our roads safer, and that is wat our campaigns seek to remind people of.”

Hyperlink:

‘Drug driving statistics’: https://www.towardszero.vic.gov.au/campaign/drug-driving

‘TAC Statistics’: https://www.tac.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/213181/FINAL-December-2016-Reportv1.pdf

‘The project’: https://www.towardszero.vic.gov.au/what-is-towards-zero/road-safety-action-plan

‘Towards Zero’: https://www.towardszero.vic.gov.au/

‘Transport Accident Commission’: https://www.tac.vic.gov.au/

‘Towards Zero 2016-2020 Road Safety Strategy and Plan’: https://www.towardszero.vic.gov.au/what-is-towards-zero/road-safety-action-plan

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The expensive ticket does not influence the most people’s enthusiasm for having fun at The Color Run Night.

The first ever RnB 5k event: The Color Run Night held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on 22nd April this year has attracted thousands of participants.

This is the first time for Jasmyn Dawkins going to The Color Run Night as a volunteer.

Although the price of the tickets was relatively expensive, the enjoyment derived from the event has just outweighed the expense, Jasmyn said.

She said, “Also, if you come with family, the price would be slightly cheaper for per person of a group of members.”

The ticket prices of The Color Run on sale are $60 for Individual, $55 per person for the team and $185 for a family respectively.

Scott who is a salesman come with his wife said, “Some people was deterred by the ticket price, but once they come and give a try, they will find it worthy of joining The Color Run Night. And if the price could be a little bit cheaper, that would be better.”

The ticket included some extra stuff such as the uniform and a head light. Besides, the earning was partly donated to some organizations as charity career, one staff of the event said.

The Color Run Night is one of the theme activities of The Color Run which is operated by Color Run LLC, a for-profit company, which has raised donations for over 50 national or local charities in Australia, such as Australian Red Cross, RSPCA, Cancer Council Victoria, Beyond Blue and Vision Australia.

As the online data shows, The Color Run in Australia has donated over $1.5 million to those charities.

The Color Run as the largest series event in the world, which has exploded since its debuts in Australia in the November 2012.

As the official statistics, there were about 8,000 people participated in The Color Run Night in Melbourne on April 22nd.

Scott said, “Holding it at night, it probably allowed more people to get to it, they might work during the day, they might have more time on the weekend at night.”

The Color Run also co-operates with PTV, providing the free transportation for all participants at the event day, the staff said.

The staff also said, “The costly ticket didn’t affect the numbers of the people for joining the event.”

The Color Run promotes an awareness of living a healthy lifestyle for improving their wellness, and for spreading the happiness.

The aims of this event were for having fun and releasing the pressure from daily life, so the price should not have been considered, Scott said.

As the first ever event: The Color Run Night in Melbourne, which provides a different and unforgettable experience for participants, and they will be doused from head to toe in various neon colors at each kilometer.

“We are really enjoying in this, and it’s a good event for relaxing,” Scott said.

 

 

 

Hyperlink:

“The Color Run Night”: http://thecolorrun.com.au/about-us/tcr-night/

“The Color Run”: http://thecolorrun.com.au/

“Cancer Council Victoria”: http://iwill.cancervic.org.au/

“Australian Red Cross”: http://www.redcross.org.au/

“RSPCA”: https://www.rspca.org.au/

“Beyond Blue”: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

“Vision Australia”: https://www.visionaustralia.org/

“Online data”: http://thecolorrun.com.au/about-us/