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20 Dec 2019

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, is asking all Australians to stay safe when driving this holiday season.

“Whether you are travelling a long distance to visit friends and family, or travelling home from the Christmas party, keep yourself safe by planning your journey in advance,” Dr Bartone said.

“Tragically, every Christmas and New Year we see the consequences of drivers who do not heed the warnings about speeding, driver fatigue, driver distractions, and reckless driving.

Published: 20 Dec 2019

06 Jan 2018

In a wide-ranging interview, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon reinforces the need for Government action on road trauma, encourages patients to ask for more information up-front about private specialist fees, and explains why codeine is an ineffective and dangerous drug for most people.

Published: 06 Jan 2018

04 Jan 2018

The AMA is calling for tougher penalties for drivers who text or use mobile phones while driving, including the loss of licence for up to a year for P-plate and L-plate drivers.

Releasing the AMA Position Statement on Road Safety 2018, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that the AMA is committed to advocating for improvements in the way Australians drive, the cars they drive, and the roads they drive on.

“For this reason, the AMA has, for the first time, released a Position Statement on road safety,” Dr Gannon said.

Published: 04 Jan 2018