Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

14 September 2017

Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure

The Top 10 Most Misunderstood Road Rules in Tasmania

The Hodgman Liberal Government has a target to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Tasmania’s roads to zero by 2050.

As part of our Plan to build Tasmania’s future we want to ensure that Tasmanians are able to travel safely on our roads right across the State and importantly to come home safely to their loved ones.

We will continue our record levels of investment in building safer roads since coming to Government including works on the Midland, Bass, Huon and Murchison Highways to help drive our targets.

As part of ongoing commitment to our road safety strategy, we are placing a strong focus on driver education, behaviour and training, and we will continue to educate the whole community about the need to look after each other on our roads and to understand how to drive safely.

It’s important that everyone understands that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

One thing everyone can do to increase safety is to know the road rules, which is why the Government, in partnership with the Road Safety Advisory Council, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the Top 10 Most Misunderstood Road Rules in Tasmania.

I urge everyone in the community to take a look and refresh themselves on the road rules, as some may have changed or new ones introduced since you got your licence.

The Top 10 Most Misunderstood Road Rules in Tasmania provides simple answers to the most common road rule questions including how to indicate at a roundabout, when to use high-beam and fog lights, and merging.

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Road Rules in Tasmania

  1. Roundabouts
  2. Giving way to pedestrians
  3. Mobile phones
  4. Merging
  5. Keeping left
  6. Using headlights and fog lights
  7. U-turns
  8. Safe following distances
  9. School Zones
  10. Yellow traffic lights

Copies of the Top 10 Most Misunderstood Road Rules are now available from Service Tasmania shopfronts, the RACT, Driver Assessment Centres, Tasmania Police, Transport Inspectors the Australian Driver Trainers Association, and on the newly revamped Road Safety Advisory Council website www.rsac.tas.gov.au

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