There is no surer way to get people hot under the collar than by talking about roads and drivers.
Whether it's about the intelligence (or lack there of) of today's road user or the unspoken courtesy rules every driver should be aware of, everyone has an opinion on how best to navigate our winding roads.
However, despite all of this, there's nothing that gets people more worked up than having to sit in a line of traffic that has crawled to a stop, due to impractical traffic management.
People flock to Tasmania for its wide open spaces, and one of the things that continually crops up is a move to the Apple Isle because of less traffic - in the city and on our highways.
Traffic issues at Invermay have been building for quite some time, it is not unusual to see two lines of slow-moving traffic trying to traverse the bridges during peak hour, or school drop off time.
The build-up of traffic is likely related to important growth in infrastructure in the area, such as the Seaport, the Silo Hotel, and the growth in retail infrastructure. That growth is unlikely to halt any time soon, with important projects such as the University of Tasmania Inveresk campus and new residential accommodation towers proposed by developers.
In addition, the long-awaited Riverbend Park is also set to open soon and will also increase the amount of traffic flocking to the area. That's why it's positive to see a solution to the issue put forward by the state government and, even more so, that they have decided to hold a public meeting on the proposed designs.
Now is the time to have your say on the plan and have your voice heard, before the changes are made.
What we are not hoping for is unwarranted complaints, bringing down the room and potentially creating costly and timely delays to the proposal.
It's important to note the Invermay traffic issue does not solely rest with the state government. The City of Launceston Council must now get moving on its Invermay Traffic master plan and show how it will fit in with this new government proposal.