The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on Tasmania’s roads to zero by 2050.
Accordingly, we are actioning our Tourist Road Safety Strategy to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads involving visitors to Tasmania with a campaign now underway on the big screens at Hobart Airport.
The new campaign aims to educate seasonal workers, holiday visitors, international tourists, touring motorcyclists and international students as they arrive now and across the busy start of the year.
Driving in a new place when unfamiliar with the local road rules can be dangerous. The new website recognises this and has instructional videos, flyers and posters, and even an integrated google map that will help keep everyone safer on our roads.
Important road rules and tips that all road users need to follow to stay safe include:
• pull over to take photos
• always drive on the left side of the road
• slow down on winding gravel or icy roads
• look out for animals
• wear a seatbelt at all times
• never use a mobile phone while driving.
The new campaign is available prior to and on arrival in Tasmania at www.rsac.tas.gov.au/visitingdrivers and is being distributed by tourist operators, local seasonal employers and educational institutions.