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Awards

2020 Quills: TAC Quill for Road Safety Reporting


Olivia Shying of the Geelong Advertiser has won the 2020 TAC Quill for Road Safety Reporting Quill.

The Quill comes with a $3,000 prize, generously supported by TAC.

Judges' citation

The judges have chosen Olivia Shying of the Geelong Advertiser for her excellent articles on the issues of elderly drivers and drug drivers. The judges also commend the Geelong Advertiser for its focus on the number of drug drivers having overtaken the number of drink drivers in the Geelong region. In a time of COVID when Victoria experienced the lowest road toll in years, Olivia’s reporting was a standout to the judges.

The winning entry

Shocking rate of drug drivers on Geelong's roads, Geelong Advertiser, 2 November 2020

Geelong police officer urges motorists to stop being selfish, Geelong Advertiser, 2 November 2020

New data reveals elderly drivers causing more crashes, Geelong Advertiser, 22 August 2020


Other finalists

Reid Butler, Nine News, Road Safety Portfolio

Wes Hosking, Sunday Herald Sun/Herald Sun, Hi-tech toll fight

Kieran Rooney & Tom Minear, Herald Sun, Safer Streets: The plan to reshape Melbourne

Please note: the above link/s may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.

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