Everyone has a right to a safe working environment and that extends to our road workers who are delivering the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s record infrastructure spend across Tasmania.
In the past seven years, there have been two road workers killed on Tasmania’s roads, and seven road workers have been injured as a result of crashes at road work sites since 2005.
This is simply not good enough, and the Government is backing our road workers with the launch of the latest Your Speed is Our Safety campaign.
This advertising campaign aims to help achieve zero crashes at road work sites and is a reminder for drivers to keep the safety of road workers top-of-mind.
The campaign highlights the impacts of unsafe driving around road works and the serious risks road workers face at their workplaces each day.
Driver behaviour, such as inattention and failing to comply with speed limits in work sites, can have severe and long term consequences for road workers, their families and the community.
The first in the series of Your Speed is Our Safety ads appeared on Tasmanian screens from 2016, with the second and third TV ads in the series to run alongside radio and online ads over coming months.
Your Speed is Our Safety is a partnership between the Tasmanian Government, Civil Contractors Federation and the Road Safety Advisory Council, with the assistance of the Traffic Management Association of Australia.
This partnership is focused on improving the safety of the road workers who maintain and improve the thousands of kilometres of roads across Tasmania.
Watch the second ad in the Your Speed is Our Safety series.