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Your Speed is Our Safety – slow down for road workers

The latest advertisement in the Your Speed is Our Safety series was launched today [Monday, 12 August 2019]. This advertising campaign aims to help achieve zero crashes at road work sites and is a reminder for drivers to keep the safety of road workers top-of-mind.

The latest advertisement in the Your Speed is Our Safety series was launched today [Monday, 12 August 2019]. This advertising campaign aims to help achieve zero crashes at road work sites and is a reminder for drivers to keep the safety of road workers top-of-mind.

The campaign highlights the impacts of unsafe driving around road works and the serious risks road workers face at their workplaces each day. Driver behaviour, such as inattention and failing to comply with speed limits in work sites, can have severe and long term consequences for road workers, their families and the community.

In the past seven years, two road workers have been killed on Tasmania’s roads, and seven road workers have been injured as a result of crashes at road work sites since 2005.

Your Speed is Our Safety is a partnership between the Tasmanian Government, Civil Contractors Federation and the Road Safety Advisory Council, with the assistance of the Traffic Management Association of Australia.

This partnership is focused on improving the safety of the road workers who maintain and improve the thousands of kilometres of roads across Tasmania.

Find out more about the campaign and watch the ad series