As part of the safe systems approach to road safety we support and encourage the use of advanced vehicle technologies and safety features that help to prevent crashes and minimise the impact to occupants and pedestrians.
The most important reason for using a car seat is to protect your child. An approved and properly fitted car seat may reduce the risk of death or serious injury in road crashes by up to 70%.
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.
Top 10 car safety checks that all car owners need to do to maintain their car.