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Tasmania lights up in yellow for National Road Safety Week

Despite best efforts, the rate of death and serious injury on Tasmanian roads remains too high. 26 people have died on our roads so far this year, with another 86 people hospitalised with serious injuries, highlighting the need for initiatives such as National Road Safety Week (15 – 22 May) launched by Road Safety Advisory…

Horror road toll

Yesterday was another horrific day on Tasmanian roads. Tragically, a mother and child have died following a crash in the state’s south yesterday evening. This news came the day after a 16-year-old sadly lost his life following a single vehicle crash in Devonport. It’s absolutely heartbreaking that we continue to see the tragic loss of…

Get home safely this long weekend

If you’re travelling around the state this long weekend, make sure you plan a rest stop into your drive. Dedicated SES Volunteers are giving up their time this long weekend to help you, the Tasmanian community, get home safely. By providing free tea and coffee, and a safe place for you to take a powernap,…

2021 road deaths – speeding still kills

In 2021, 35 people lost their lives, which is only slightly down from the 37 recorded in 2020. There were also 242 serious injuries on our roads, down from 290 in 2020.The impact of these deaths on our roads goes far beyond those killed – it affects families, friends and entire communities. Speeding was again…

Tasmanians urged to slow down as road trauma speeds up

The Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) is urging motorists to slow down as 33 people have lost their lives on Tasmanian roads this year.  RSAC Chair, Scott Tilyard said the lead up to Christmas is a busy time for all of us and sometimes we’re in a rush to get what we need or get…