Heavy traffic on one side of highway on Eastern Shore

State Election - 2021

Tasmania's road trauma record is among the worst in Australia. In the lead up to the State Election in May, we called on all politicians and candidates to address the biggest road safety issues facing our community.

Taking a stand on road safety

What we need.

Over the past decade we’ve witnessed countless tragedies on Tasmanian roads, which is why we called for an increased focus on road safety during the 2021 State Election.

After Tasmania failed to meet its National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) targets at the end of 2020, we’re taking a stand on the issue.

We believe that Tasmania can be the best state in Australia when it comes to road safety.

We know what’s needed to keep Tasmanians safe on our roads. We know what the great weight of evidence tells us should be done.

What we need are the resources and a unity of purpose across all levels of government and the community to make this goal a reality.

How you helped

We asked our members and the broader Tasmanian community to help us realise these priorities by directly lobbying political parties and candidates to take a stand on road safety.

With your support, we are another step closer to making our roads safer. 

Keeping score with our key priorities

We've kept a scorecard on where each party stands regarding these important issues.

Political party
Policy priorities Tasmanian Labor Tasmanian Liberal Tasmanian Greens
Reinvestment of revenue from speeding fines reinvested into road safety, particularly to fund more advanced speed and mobile phone enforcement technology.
The development of 10-year plans for Tasmania’s worst roads, including the provision of long-term funding.

As part of this priority, we also want to see increased spending on road maintenance.
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