All road users have a responsibility to slow down, pay attention and keep our road workers safe.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering our significant road infrastructure package to improve safety and traffic flow across the state, and road workers are a vital part of that.
In the past seven years, two road workers have been killed on Tasmanian roads, and contractors regularly report near misses.
This is not good enough – every worker deserves a safe work space, and we want zero deaths and injuries for our road workers.
Today, we are launching the latest Your Speed is Our Safety advertising campaign, which is a reminder for drivers to keep the safety of road workers front of mind.
Our COVID-19 recovery plan includes fast-tracking a number of road infrastructure projects to keep Tasmanians in jobs. That means road users will see more road workers on our highways and streets this spring and summer as we recover and rebuild.
The safety campaign highlights the impacts of unsafe driving around roadworks and the serious risks road workers face at their workplaces each day.
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.