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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


Related Programs

Safer Travel Speeds In Shared Urban Spaces Funding Program

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.

Kingborough Safer Speeds (KiSS) Demonstration

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.

Road Safety Levy

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. 

Crashworthiness - Buying a Safer Car

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%.

Government Vehicle Fleet - Minimum Safety Standards

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.