Towards Zero

Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy

2017-2026



Our vision and target

Our vision

Driving the Towards Zero Strategy is the long-term vision of a Tasmania where no one is seriously injured or killed as the result of a crash on our roads.

Our target

Between 2006 and 2015, 3 193 people have been seriously injured or killed from road crashes in Tasmania. Since 2001 there has been a downward trend in the annual number of serious casualties (the combination of serious injuries and fatalities).  

However, this reduction has clearly plateaued, with around 300 people each year continuing to be seriously injured or killed as a result of crashes on Tasmanian roads.  

To work towards a Safe System and the long-term vision of zero serious casualties, the Towards Zero Strategy has a target of reducing the number of annual serious injuries and deaths on Tasmanian roads to fewer than 200 by 2026.  

This target is deliberately ambitious.  

To reach this target the Government will continue to take incremental steps, look for innovative solutions, address Tasmania’s crash problem areas and build upon past road safety achievements.

Tasmanian crash casualty stats

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