The state government has dropped unpopular plans to lower speed limits on rural roads from 100 km/h to 90km/h.
Infrastructure Minister David O'Byrne confirmed this morning that the government would not go ahead with the speed reductions, despite repeatedly defending the planned change as life saving.
Mr O'Byrne said the lower speed limit did not have community support and may lead to ''unintended consequences'' in driver behaviour.
''Without community backing for this approach we know it will not keep Tasmanians safe on our roads and could in fact put drivers at risk.''
Confusing 'END' speed limit signs will still be removed and speed limits on gravel roads will be reduced to 80 km/h.