Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2007-2016
The Tasmanian Government and the Road Safety Advisory Council are committed to working towards the elimination of fatalities and serious injuries caused by road trauma in Tasmania.
The strategy will strive to achieve the following targets:
- By 2010: a 20% reduction in serious injuries and fatalities from 2005
- By 2015: a 20% reduction in serious injuries and fatalities from 2010
- By 2020: a 20% reduction in serious injuries and fatalities from 2015
- Tasmanian Road Safety Action Plan 2014-2016 (PDF 642KB)
- Tasmanian Road Safety Action Plan 2014-2016 (WORD 707KB)
- Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2007-2016 (PDF 332KB)
- Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy Second Action Plan 2011-2013 (PDF 2.2MB)
- An Independent Evaluation of Proposed Initiatives for the Tasmanian Road Safety Action Plan 2010-2013 (PDF 451KB)
- Periodic Vehicle Inspections in Tasmania (PDF 259KB)
- Periodic Vehicle Inspections in Tasmania (WORD 123KB)
- Inattention and distractions as a crash factor in Tasmania (PDF 1MB)
- Inattention and distractions as a crash factor in Tasmania (WORD 1.7MB)
- Unlicensed drivers and unregistered vehicles in Tasmania (PDF 466KB)
- Unlicensed drivers and unregistered vehicles in Tasmania (WORD 176KB)
An initiative aimed at reducing vehicle speeds in busy, shared urban spaces. This Program is part of the Safer Travel Speed strategic direction of the Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2007-2016.
The Kingborough Safer Speeds (KiSS) Demonstration is about safer travel speeds on rural roads. During the KiSS Demonstration speed limits on rural roads will be lower than the 100 km/h rural default that applies elsewhere in the State.
From 1 December 2007, vehicle registrations will include a road safety levy of $20 per annum ($12 per annum concession) for a period of five years.
A safe car will help protect you and your passengers if you are involved in a crash. Buying the safest car you can afford could save your life. If everyone drove the safest car in its class, road trauma involving light passenger vehicles could be reduced by 26%. If cars incorporated the safest design elements for their class, trauma could be reduced by 40%.
The Tasmanian Government recognises the importance of vehicle safety in minimising road trauma. From the 1st of January 2014 for vehicles to be included in the Tasmanian Government vehicle fleet contract they must meet new minimum safety standards.