After four years Tasmania’s Road Safety Advisory Council chairman Jim Cox will depart from his position.
Announcing the change on Wednesday, Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding thanked Mr Cox for his efforts.
“I would like to pay tribute to the outgoing chair Jim Cox for his tireless contribution over the last four years,” Mr Hidding said.
“He finishes his term with the gratitude of the government and the road safety community.”
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Newly appointed chair Garry Bailey will take on the role for the next three years.
Mr Bailey has been described as a strong road safety advocate who is a member of the RACT’s southern regional advisory committee.
RACT chief executive Harvey Lennon said he looked forward to working with Mr Bailey in his new capacity.
“The committee reports to the RACT Board and liaises with the Road and Traffic committee on relevant road and traffic matters,” he said.
“The committee also liaises and makes recommendations to relevant local authorities to improve road design, road safety and traffic management.”