Tasmania's road death toll has risen for the first time since 2016 despite the state being in lockdown for parts of this year.
Thirty-six people lost their lives on Tasmania's roads this year with another 283 suffering serious injuries. That is compared to 29 fatalities and 249 serious injuries in 2019.
Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson said the figures were disappointing.
He said everyone is responsible for road safety and urged Tasmanians to follow the road rules.
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"These are Tasmanians lives. These are Tasmanian families who have been affected in a negative way forever as a result of some of the crashes that have occurred on Tasmanians roads," Mr Ferguson said.
"By far in a way the majority of crashes on Tasmanian roads are avoidable, by human error, so if we can avoid the fatal five we will avoid serious injuries and we will avoid fatalities on Tasmanian roads."
Mr Ferguson said the government was always happy to take advice but was not explicitly looking at new laws to address road safety.
"We've seen some of the strictest rules in the country in other states actually having some of the highest increases in road fatalities and serious injuries," he said.
"So we will continue to watch the evidence and be guided by it but, the best thing that we can do is abide by the existing rules that we have.
"It is already against the law to speed, it is against the law to drink drive, its against the law to touch your mobile phone while you are operating a car. If we could see people just obey those rules and follow them faithfully then we can deal with our road toll. That is the message today, it is not threats of greater penalties because we have high penalties."
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