The following are important road rules and road signs
ALWAYS drive on the LEFT side of the road.
Driver and passengers must wear a seatbelt AT ALL TIMES.
We recommend you NEVER use a mobile phone while driving.
Slow down and LOOK-OUT for animals on the road, especially at dawn and dusk.
PULL-OFF the road when stopping to take photos, enjoy scenery or read maps.
SLOW DOWN on winding, gravel or icy roads in bad weather.
You MUST OBEY speed limits. In poor conditions, drive slower than the limit.
Hazard markers warn that the road ahead is about to CHANGE DIRECTION.
WARNING of a sharp bend ahead.
LOOK OUT for winding roads ahead.
Driving on unfamiliar roads can increase your risk of a crash. Plan ahead, obey road rules, drive with caution and always be aware of changing road and weather conditions.
Most roads in Tasmania are single lane in each direction. Some roads can also be narrow, winding and have sharp corners. You may also encounter gravel roads. Drive to the conditions, allow plenty of time when travelling, drive with caution and pull over in a safe place to allow others to pass from behind.
Plan to stay the night in your arrival city and be well rested before setting off. Travel times in Tasmania can be longer than you expect. Travelling 150 km may take 2 hours. Plan no more than 300 km per day and take frequent breaks. Before setting off, become familiar with important road rules and get to know your vehicle.
Regardless of where you are travelling in Tasmania, be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions. Blue skies and sunshine can quickly change to rain and hail. Fog, snow and ice can also be experienced in some areas. Hazards on the road can be caused by the weather. The west and east coasts of Tasmania have very different weather conditions. Always check the weather forecast before setting out.