MARK Westfield (The Examiner, November 10) compares Tasmania's per capita road toll to NSW and Victoria and says that it is double.
But those states have highly urbanised populations where speeds are very low, traffic is dense and deaths are few.
If, however, we compare Tasmania's road toll to country Victoria and NSW where there are cities only the size of Launceston and Hobart we find that Tasmania's road toll is easily on par.
Where do we draw the line on speed limits? If changing all the speed limits down by 10km/h to save one life is acceptable then why not another 10km/h or another, or why don't we force the public to only ride bicycles, which would eliminate the road toll altogether?
Trials done by the government found that lowering the speed limit by 10km/h did not reduce the road toll.
THE comments of Jack Edwards (The Examiner, November 7) are degrading and disgusting. Cleo was thankfully found and the same efforts would be put into locating and recovering any missing child/adult.
We should all accept this fact without clouding the issue.
WITH the federal government's commitment, in association with the private sector to expand electric vehicle charging stations across the country, it may reinvoke/reinvent the catch cry "Hey Charger".
TASMANIAN Forest Products Association Nick Steel glibly dismisses the real concerns of over 180 businesses, who wrote directly to Premier Gutwein (The Examiner, November 3). They correctly identify the malignant impact of the native forestry practices on many of our tourism businesses - and these are businesses operating at the ground roots level in Tasmania.
CEO Nick Steel, and Premier Gutwein should take heed of the voice of business, and the voice of the people of Tasmania.
Dinosaur forestry practices, clear felling of old growth forests, wood chipping of our native forests are practices which the rest of the progressive world considers archaic.
COP 26 calls for change. We have a worsening climate emergency.
Steel and Gutwein have a responsibility to act in the best interests of our state, and the people. Step up to the mark you two.
AFTER a lengthy stay in an Elliott property, a five-foot tiger snake made hiss-tory by being caught in the bedroom.
It appears that our reptilian cousins have more access to suitable and affordable housing than fellow Tasmanian citizens.
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