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[VIC] Free Donuts from Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Southbank 19th - 20th July

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The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) will be giving away up to 5,000 donuts this Friday and Saturday in the Melbourne CBD as a punny twist to their "Do Not Disturb While Driving" campaign.

That's right, you heard correctly …

FREE DONUTS!
WHERE
Friday 19 July – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Queensbridge Square, Southbank

Saturday 20 July – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Southbank Spillway, Southbank

WHY
Free donuts are a fun way for the TAC to draw attention to the serious issue of distracted driving, in line with their new #DNDWhileDriving campaign.

The aim is to get more Victorians to activate the 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature on their mobile phone to help reduce growing instances of dangerous distracted driving on our roads.

The free donut comes with the condition of first activating the function on your smartphone, and the TAC has enlisted the help of Aussie comedian Sam Simmons to show Victorians how it's done.

In a Bicycle Network study, 35.7 per cent of bike riders surveyed see distracted driving every time they ride and 78.9 per cent have been involved in a 'near-miss' they believe was caused by distracted driving.

Early this year, Bicycle Network reported on a 2018 study of around 14,000 drivers, that saw the act of manipulating a device in the hand while driving increase 57 per cent since 2014.

Despite all iPhones since 2017 having the 'Do Not Disturb' feature, only about 20 per cent of drivers surveyed were willing to use it.

Hopefully free donuts can encourage people flick the switch, and help create a safer environment on our roads.

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  • +1 vote

    I fail to see a correlation between donuts and distracted driving.

  • +4 votes

    FREE DONUTS!

    Not free… That's why they increased premiums.

  • +2 votes

    get off the phone…you donut.

  • +2 votes

    can you eat the doughnut while you drive

  • +1 vote

    Say what you like about the TAC, when you get hurt in an accident they are great to deal with.

  • +2 votes

    In a Bicycle Network study, 35.7 per cent of bike riders surveyed see distracted driving every time they ride and 78.9 per cent have been involved in a 'near-miss' they believe was caused by distracted driving

    Why would you ask the bike riders, of course they’re going to say it’s bad driving.

  • +1 vote

    Awesome. Got one.

    Good message. People need to start posting attention to the roads instead of using their phones and almost wiping me out (I'm a motorcyclist).

    The are heaps (hundreds) of donuts left and no queues at all

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      what kind of donut was it

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        Sorry late reply.
        It was an iced donut. The icing was hard like chocolate, but it was white with blue marbling. I'm guessing it was white chocolate?

        Better than a supermarket donut, similar sized to Krispy Kreme, but not as nice.

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      Or maybe we need better driver training, more appropriate speed limits (faster and slower), less roadworks (by actually finishing them faster instead of dragging them out by only having a few people working) and police enforcing all road rules and not just the ones that are easy like speed.

      People use their phone for various reasons and a lot of it comes from boredom and notifying of delays.

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        …there is NO REASON to use your phone whilst driving….thats why its (profanity) ILLEGAL

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          …there is NO REASON to use your phone whilst driving….thats why its (profanity) ILLEGAL

          There are plenty of reasons why you can use your phone when driving legally. I've been using phones in the car since analog days and never had an accident or near miss.

          People using phones isn't a big problem on the roads, idiots will always do idiotic things and these are already covered by existing laws. There are plenty of other more dangerous things on the road that should be dealt with as well.

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    Bicycle Network study, 35.7 per cent of bike riders surveyed see distracted driving every time they ride and 78.9 per cent have been involved in a 'near-miss' they believe was caused by distracted driving.

    A car network study found that 100% of motorists surveyed see bicycle riders putting themselves into dangerous situations everytime you drive and 100% see riders breaking laws everytime they see them but are quick to point the finger if a car driver breaks one.