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TV & Radio - 2 June 05


NBN Tamworth (Armidale)
NBN News - 02/06/2005 - 06:15 PM
Melinda Smith & Ray Dinnen
Station Ph: 02 6762 1990

A new NRMA study has revealed sending text messages while driving is dangerous. The NRMA has presented its findings to a Staysafe Committee.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA; Paul Gibson, Staysafe Committee
Duration:
1:32
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 10479
Female 16+ 12856
All People 23326
ABs 5274
GBs 13627

Channel 7 (Sydney)
Seven News - 02/06/2005 - 06:10 PM
Ian Ross
Chief-of-Staff Mr Lloyd Jones 02 8777 7806

New NRMA research shows that texting whilst driving takes a driver's eyes from the road for 12 of every 30 seconds. The Pedestrian Council
has called for an immediate loss of licence to be imposed on offenders.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council; John Brown, NRMA; Pam Leicester, Insurance Australia Group
Duration:
1:39
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 14 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 128681
Female 16+ 213241
All People 342351
ABs 36307
GBs 172259

Channel 7 (Brisbane)
Seven News - 02/06/2005 - 06:10 PM
Kay McGrath & Rod Young
Chief of Staff Mr Warren Evans 07 3368 7363

New research shows it is very dangerous to send and receive text messages while driving. The study has found it is as dangerous as drink driving and the Pedestrian Council wants the punishment to be loss of license.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of Australia
; John Brown, NRMA; Pam Leicester, Insurance Australia Group

Duration:
1:15
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 12 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 63151
Female 16+ 103065
All People 166505
ABs 16165
GBs 99084

Channel 9 (Brisbane)
National Nine News - 02/06/2005 - 06:08 PM
Bruce Paige and Heather Foord
Executive Producer Ms Margaret Tierney 02 9965 2170

A new report on young drivers has found many of them are still sending text messages while at the wheel and are taking their eyes off the road nearly half of the time. Calls are growing for penalties to be made harsher.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, NSW Pedestrian Council; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA; Paul Gibson, NSW Staysafe Committee
Duration:
1:33
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 8 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 104680
Female 16+ 144135
All People 249086
ABs 37712
GBs 146086

Channel 9 (Sydney)
National Nine News - 02/06/2005 - 06:08 PM
Mark Ferguson
Executive Producer Ms Margaret Tierney 02 9965 2170

A new report presented to Parliament's Staysafe Committee reveals text messages . Young motorists are reportedly the worst offenders.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA; Paul Gibson, Staysafe Committee
Vision:
Nokia
Duration:
1:28
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 6 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 89283
Female 16+ 151483
All People 241082
ABs 34937
GBs 125052

2UE (Sydney)
18:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 06:02 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr Greg Byrnes 02 9930 9924

The State Govt has given a luke warm reaction to calls for tougher penalties for drivers who use mobile phones.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Mentions:
Michael Costa, Transport Minister
Duration:
1:00
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 17 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 27000
Female 16+ 12500
All People 39600
ABs 17600
GBs 18100

2GB (Sydney)
18:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 06:01 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr Justin Kelly 02 8570 0270

An NRMA study has found young motorists are ignoring the risks of texting while driving, and the Pedestrian Council says offenders should use their licences. The NRMA is calling for better driver education.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Spokesman, Pedestrian Council

Duration:
0:41
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 24100
Female 16+ 17200
All People 41300
ABs 12700
GBs 17800

Channel 10 (Adelaide)
TEN News - 02/06/2005 - 05:37 PM
George Donikian & Kelly Nestor
Station Ph: 08 8239 1010

Calls for tougher penalties for drivers who sms while driving. New research from Monash University shows its as dangerous as low range drink driving. Monash did the study using a simulator finding 140% more incorrect lane changes were made. Billboards, navigation aids and DVDs are also listed as distracting. Report.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester (*), NRMA
Vision:
Virgin billboard
Duration:
1:30
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Demographics
Male 16+ 27751
Female 16+ 46799
All People 74539
ABs 10399
GBs 44051

Channel 9 (National Australia)
Nightline - 02/06/2005 - 11:39 PM
Helen Kapalos
Executive Producer Mr Rob Hurst 02 9965 2366

A new report presented to Parliament's Staysafe Committee reveals a number of distractions, from changing radio stations while driving to sending text messages, are distracting drivers on the road.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA; Paul Gibson, Staysafe Committee
Duration:
1:31
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 15 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 42844
Female 16+ 15452
All People 58146
ABs 12502
GBs 19963

SKY2 (National Australia)
21:00 Sky News - 02/06/2005 - 09:08 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9451 0888

A new study has shown drivers are facing new distractions, some drivers, particularly younger ones, spend almost as much time with their eyes off the road as on. Mobile phones are being used to text while driving.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA; Paul Gibson, NSW Stay Safe committee

Duration:
1:17
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Demographics are not available as the media outlet has not commissioned audience research into this timeslot.

SKY2 (National Australia)
19:00 Sky News - 02/06/2005 - 07:10 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9451 0888

A new study has revealed that people who send text messages whilst driving take their eyes off the road for 12 in every 30 seconds and are 60% more likely of having an accident. The Australian Pedestrian Council is calling for tougher penalties, since the current fine is only $200. There have been a number of fatal incidents in recent years involving 'SMS driving' and insurance premiums may increase if the trend continues.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Spokesman, Australian Pedestrian Council; John Brown, Spokesman, NRMA; Pam Leicester, Spokesperson, Insurance Australia Group

Vision:
Nokia
Duration:
1:36
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Demographics are not available as the media outlet has not commissioned audience research into this timeslot.

2SM (Sydney)
19:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 07:01 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr John Pearson 02 9954 2454

It has been revealed that sending text messages while driving can be as dangerous as mid-range drink-driving, and the Pedestrian Council wants texters to be stripped of their licenses. The council says there has already been good education, including from Telstra, and that it is time for tough legislation.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council

Duration:
0:44
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 12 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 300
Female 16+ 100
All People 400
ABs 0
GBs 100

NBN Newcastle (Newcastle)
NBN News - 02/06/2005 - 06:16 PM
Melinda Smith & Ray Dinneen
News Director Mr Jim Sullivan 02 4929 2126

A new study by the NRMA reveals that text messaging whilst driving can cause accidents.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Committee; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA; Paul Gibson, Staysafe Committee
Duration:
1:31
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Demographics
Male 16+ 27816
Female 16+ 40793
All People 68978
ABs 2712
GBs 41412

NBN Gosford (Gosford)
NBN News - 02/06/2005 - 06:16 PM
Melinda Smith and Ray Dineen
A new study has revealed how many things are distracting us on the road.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council.; Jan McLelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester NRMA; Paul Gibson, Staysafe Committee
Duration:
1:36
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Demographics
Demographics are not available as the media outlet has not commissioned audience research into this timeslot.

Channel 7 (Perth)
Seven News - 02/06/2005 - 06:15 PM
Susannah Carr & Rick Ardon
Chief of Staff Mr Dale O`Neill 08 9344 0777

Research has found that some young drivers take their eyes off the road for up to 15 seconds while reading text messages on their mobile phones. The study has found that text messaging is as dangerous as drink driving. Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council of Aust says we must look at tougher penalties.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council of Aust
Duration:
1:26
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 71164
Female 16+ 79944
All People 151090
ABs 17945
GBs 81476

Channel 10 (Perth)
TEN News - 02/06/2005 - 05:10 PM
Tim Webster & Celina Edmonds
News Director Mr Chris Hunt 08 9345 1010

There is a push for tougher penalties for drivers who SMS while at the wheel. Research has shown SMS messaging while driving is just as dangerous as drink driving. NRMA Insurance's Jan McClelland says it is illegal and dangerous. Drivers who SMS take their eyes off the road four times as much. The Pedestrian Council's Harold Scruby
says penalties should be the same as drink driving. Insurance spokeswoman Pam Leicester says it is about penalties and education.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council; Jan McClelland, NRMA Insurance; Pam Leicester, Insurance Spokeswoman
Duration:
1:31
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 31996
Female 16+ 55542
All People 87689
ABs 6676
GBs 49890

Channel 10 (Melbourne)
TEN News - 02/06/2005 - 05:37 PM
Mal Walden & Mignon Henne
News Director Mr Dermot O`Brien 03 9275 1010

Calls for tougher penalties for drivers who SMS at the wheel after research shows that text driving is as dangerous as drink driving.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrial Council; Jan McLelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA Safety Manager
Mentions:
Monash Research
Duration:
1:31
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 8 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 110418
Female 16+ 99400
All People 209752
ABs 27197
GBs 88013

Channel 10 (Sydney)
TEN News - 02/06/2005 - 05:27 PM
Ron Wilson & Jessica Rowe
Station Ph: 02 9650 1010

There are calls for tougher penalties for drivers who SMS while at the wheel. This follows research from Monash University that shows drivers who SMS are just as dangerous as low range drink drivers. Researchers also point to billboards, car navigation aids and DVDs as significant distractions for drivers.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council; Jan McClelland, NRMA; Pam Leicester, NRMA Safety Manager
Duration:
1:34
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 10 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 81946
Female 16+ 144153
All People 226791
ABs 18159
GBs 137721

Triple M (Sydney)
17:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 05:03 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 9367 1000

The Pedestrian Council says that texting behind the wheel is as bad as drink driving after a report by the NRMA which shows that a texting driver spends 12 of every 30 seconds looking away from the road.

Duration:
0:16
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Demographics
Male 16+ 46800
Female 16+ 32200
All People 79100
ABs 23700
GBs 34000

2GB (Sydney)
Sydney Drivetime - 02/06/2005 - 04:53 PM
Philip Clark
Station Ph: 02 8570 0000

NSW politics report with Rachel Stevens. Stevens says NRMA testing has found that text messaging while driving is dangerous as it lead to major concentration shortfalls. The Pedestrian Council
has called for those who SMS while driving to be stripped of their licences, but Stevens says the NRMA has not been so quick to say that. She says the NRMA study has only looked at 20 young drivers, and that the NRMA thinks education is important. Stevens says it would be difficult for police to prove a driver has been texting while driving. Clark would not like 'draconian' laws. He adds that a lot of the young drivers he knows are very good. Stevens admits to having sent a text message while driving. She and Clark go on to chat about how much they abbreviate their text language.

Interviewees:
Rachel Stevens, NSW Politics Report
Duration:
3:01
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Demographics
Male 16+ 37700
Female 16+ 27300
All People 65100
ABs 12800
GBs 24700

2DAY FM (Sydney)
16:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 04:01 PM
Newsreader
Director of News Mr Gil Taylor 02 9375 1002

Road safety groups want tougher penalties for drivers caught sending text messages behind the wheel after research by the NRMA shows drivers texting whilst driving spend 12 of every 30 seconds with their eyes off the road.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:26
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 26300
Female 16+ 42300
All People 67500
ABs 14100
GBs 26800

MIX 94.5 (Perth)
15:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 03:02 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 08 9382 0945

There have been calls from the Pedestrian Council
for drivers who text message while driving to have their licences cancelled straight away,

Duration:
0:19
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 20000
Female 16+ 31000
All People 51000
ABs 19000
GBs 30000


4BC (Brisbane)
Chris Adams - 02/06/2005 - 03:48 PM
Chris Adams
Drive Producer Ms Nikki Voss 07 3908 8200

Sydney Report with Dave Svenson.
Svenson says that the Monash University has done a study that says young people are using mobile phones to text while driving. Svenson says the pedestrian council
wants the same punishment for mobile phone users as drink drivers.

Duration:
1:10
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Demographics
Male 16+ 12400
Female 16+ 11400
All People 23800
ABs 2000
GBs 10700

2GB (Sydney)
15:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 03:01 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr Justin Kelly 02 8570 0270

The Pedestrian Council
has said that motorists caught sending test messages while they are driving should lose their licenses.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:36© Media Monitors

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 34900
Female 16+ 35500
All People 69400
ABs 15600
GBs 33900

2UE (Sydney)
15:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 03:01 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr Greg Byrnes 02 9930 9924

The State Government has given a luke- warm reception to calls for tougher penalties for drivers who use mobile phones to send text messages while behind the wheel. This follows reports by the NRMA. Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council, wants tougher penalties.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration: 0:54
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 17 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 37200
Female 16+ 25200
All People 62300
ABs 9500
GBs 33400

2SM (Sydney)
14:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 02:02 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr John Pearson 02 9954 2454

The Pedestrian Council wants tougher penalties for motorists caught text messaging while driving, as new research has found this is as dangerous as mid-range drink-driving.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration: 0:34
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 12 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 0
Female 16+ 500
All People 500
ABs 0
GBs 300

C91.3FM (Campbelltown)
14:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 02:01 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 02 4633 3913

The Pedestrian Council is calling for harsher penalties for people caught sending text messages while driving. A study by the NRMA has found the practice to be more dangerous than first thought.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration: 0:27
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 1600
Female 16+ 3000
All People 4600
ABs 800
GBs 2200

HO FM (Hobart)
14:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 02:01 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6231 0277

The Pedestrian Council says the penalties for using a mobile phone while driving should be increased to match those applying to low range drink driving.

Interviewees: Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Mentions: NRMA
Duration:
0:40
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 2100
Female 16+ 3600
All People 5700
ABs 1200
GBs 3000

Curtin FM (Perth)
13:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 01:03 PM
Newsreader
The Pedestrian Council has said the penalties for using a mobile phone while driving should be increased to match those applying to low range drink driving. Research by the NRMA has revealed sending and receiving text messages while driving causes a dramatic decline in driver concentration.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:32
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Demographics are not available as the media outlet has not commissioned audience research into this timeslot.

MIX 94.5 (Perth)
12:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 12:01 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 08 9382 0945

The Pedestrian Council says drivers caught SMSing should have their licences cancelled straight away. A study recently found those who text while driving take their eyes off the road for 12 seconds out of every 30.

Duration:
0:18
© Media Monitors
Demographics
Male 16+ 19000
Female 16+ 29000
All People 48000
ABs 15000
GBs 27000

2GB (Sydney)
13:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 01:01 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr Justin Kelly 02 8570 0270

A new study has found that SMS'ing whilst driving behind the wheel of the car takes their eyes off the road from 12 to 20 seconds.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Pedestrian Council
Duration:
0:29
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This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 40900
Female 16+ 35300
All People 76300
ABs 18600
GBs 34100

2UE (Sydney)
13:00 News - 02/06/2005 - 01:01 PM
Newsreader
News Director Mr Greg Byrnes 02 9930 9924

Following an NRMA study into driver concentration, the Pedestrian Council wants penalties for using a mobile phone while driving to match those of low-range drink driving.

Interviewees:
Harold Scruby, Spokesman,  Pedestrian Council
Duration: 0:33
© Media Monitors

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 17 station/s.
Demographics
Male 16+ 33100
Female 16+ 24200
All People 58300
ABs 5700
GBs 35700

2BH (Broken Hill)
12:30 News - 02/06/2005 - 12:31 PM
Newsreader, Lyn Scribbens
Station Ph: 08 8088 1888

Calls from Pedestrian Council for people caught using Mobile Phones while driving should receive similar penalties to those caught drink driving.

Interviewees:
Harold Sruby, Pedestrian Council
Mentions:
NRMA Study
Duration:
0:35
© Media Monitors


This program or part thereof is syndicated to 1 station/s.
Demographics
Demographics are not available as the media outlet has not commissioned audience research into this timeslot.