Road Safety Week
Every year, around 300 people are seriously injured or killed on Tasmania’s roads. To reverse this impact we all need to improve our driving behaviours.
During National Road Safety Week in May and all throughout the year, you'll see us continue to share the national road safety message in our local Tasmanian community.
We'll share road safety education through safe driver programs at schools and seniors groups. You'll see us in the news calling on all levels of government to prioritise road safety initiatives. Our team members will share what they've learnt from their near miss crash experiences. We'll light up our buildings in yellow to promote widespread road safety awareness. We'll share the road with others so we can all get home safely.
Sunday 16 May: Remember the 1200 lives lost on our roads and highways
Monday 17 May: Protect every life and care for vulnerable road users
Tuesday 18 May: Lead the pledge to drive so others survive
Wednesday 19 May: Move over and slow down when passing emergency service vehicles
Thursday 20 May: Slow down and reduce your speed
Friday 21 May: Regional and city communities matter
Saturday 22 May: Share the road with cyclists and motorcyclists
Sunday 23 May: Arrive home safe for your loved ones
We're deeply committed to changing driver behaviour on the road, including our own driving habits. Hear about our near miss experiences and what impact this has had on our team.
Let's light the town yellow
We're lighting up RACT House in yellow for the week and the following businesses are doing the same. Let us know if you're planning to and we can add your details in below. If you're driving past during the week, take a pic and share it with us. Let's all get involved and show our support for the lives lost on the road.
RACT House, Hobart
Kingborough Council, Kingston
Burnie Maker Centre, Burnie
Devonport Goliath Silos, Devonport
Bridge of Remembrance, Hobart
Ritchie's Mill, Launceston