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Safer Roads

2 Plus 1 Road Design

The 2 Plus 1 Road Design forms an important part of DIER's "Safe System' approach to road safety. The 2 Plus 1 design incorporates two lanes in one direction and one lane in the opposite direction; separated by a flexible safety barrier.

Collapsible Chevron Alignment Markers (CAMs)

A number of motorcycle crashes occur on corners and the impact of the fall may be exacerbated when the rider collides with a rigid structure such as a wall, fence or road traffic sign. DIER is conducting a trial into replacing conventional CAM signage with collapsible CAMs. The trial covers three sites with a history of motorcyclists losing control.

Flexible Safety Barriers

Flexible Safety Barriers form an important part of DIER's 'Safe System' approach to road safety. DIER uses Wire Rope Flexible Safety Barriers which incorporate high-tension wire rope cables. Flexible Safety Barrier can be used on a mediam strip or down the middle of a road to prevent head-on collisions; or along the edge of road shoulders to prevent run-off-road crashes.

Innovation - Making Our Roads Safer

Conditions on Tasmania's roads change frequently. There are a range of innovations either already in place or coming soon to alert drivers to possible hazards.

Mt Field Road Safety Tips (PDF 371KB)

The Department of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources manages the Mt Field Tourist Road. This State road is the only vehicular access to the park.

Vulnerable Road User Program

The Vulnerable Road User Program is an initiative aimed at improving the safety of vulnerable road users including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.