Tasmanian road users are urged to heed the warnings of police and drive to conditions so as to avoid the loss of more lives.
Six fatal crashes on our roads will always be six too many, but six in 10 days is a tragedy for the families and friends of those who have died and for our emergency services, particularly our first responders.
Our thoughts are with all impacted by these terrible crashes, knowing that road trauma has a profound and life-long effect on so many people.
This is the reality that we face – a moment’s inattention or poor decision-making behind the wheel can have consequences that never leave us.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to working with the community to achieve the Towards Zero vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads – the only acceptable number.
Since 21 June, Tasmania Police have issued 28 warnings and counting about road conditions, particularly with regard to icy roads, in the colder weather.
While the majority of motorists are no doubt taking note and exercising caution, the number of crashes, serious and minor, shows that too many are not.
All crashes are avoidable, and we call on all road users to drive to the conditions to prevent further tragedy.