33 People Killed On Tasmania’s Roads In 2018

33 People Killed On Tasmania’s Roads In 2018

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff

2018 Road Crash Statistics

Victor P Taffa

Deaths on our roads are a tragedy for family, friends and the whole community, and serious injuries cause ongoing pain, suffering and trauma for Tasmanians as well as putting pressure on individuals, families and community and social services.

Last year there were 33 people killed on Tasmania’s roads, slightly down from 34 in 2017. Tragically, 5 people have been killed over the Christmas/New Year period to date.

There were 280 serious injuries on our roads, up from to 269 in 2017.

In 2018, 8 motorcyclists were killed and 78 seriously injured on our roads, compared to 11 killed and 74 seriously injured in 2017.

“We need to do everything we can to drive down our road toll in Tasmania and we will keep working hard to achieve our Towards Zero vision.” Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said.

 

Through the Road Safety Advisory Council, and with $4 Million from the Motor Accidents Insurance Board, the Tasmanian Government is continuing to work hard to change attitudes, and to highlight the dangers of risky behaviours including speeding, drink driving and driver distraction, as well as educating visiting drivers and motorcyclists, and those driving around schools and when passing cyclists.

“In 2019, I plead that all Tasmanians play their part in this significant challenge for our community.” Minister Rockliff said.