Much of the behaviour contributing to crashes is not irresponsible or negligent but the result of imperfect humans making everyday mistakes. That’s why we all have a responsibility to pay attention and take the driving task seriously. It is up to each of us to take responsibility for our actions on the road. If we all work together, we can make our roads safer for everyone.
Drivers and passengers are most often seriously injured or killed on Tasmanian roads. Improved safety for drivers and passengers can be achieved through a robust graduated licensing system, increased enforcement, and safer vehicles with active vehicle technologies.
Young road users aged 16-25 years continue to be overrepresented in Tasmania’s crash statistics. More than 28 per cent of serious casualties involve young road users aged 16-25 years. Improved training for those entering the licensing system, together with licensing restrictions to prevent higher risk behaviours, such as zero blood alcohol concentration, provide opportunities to improve safety for these road users. For more information, visit https://www.platesplus.tas.gov.au/
To learn more about what we are doing to improve safety for all road users, view the Towards Zero – Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017-2026 and Towards Zero Action Plan 2020 – 2024.
More information for drivers can be found in the tools and resources section.