By Dan JonesThe Tasmania government has approved a motorbikes and scooters ban.
It’s a ban that’s been supported by the Tasmanian Motorcycle Club, who want to see it in all motorbiking and scooter categories.
The Tasmanian Government has said the ban will go into effect on April 1st, 2019.
The Tasmanian Highways Commission said they will review the plan once the study is complete.
The ban is one of the first of its kind in the nation.
The government said it will have “robust, enforceable controls”.
“We will be implementing a comprehensive road safety program, which includes education, enforcement and a range of community services,” Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said in a statement.
“We know that the introduction of motorbikers and scooters to Tasmania is not only going to be good for Tasmania but it will also benefit all road users.”
A ban has been approved by the Government to restrict the number of motorcyclists and scoots allowed on the road in Tasmania.
The plan would mean that motorcyclist and scooting riders would be restricted to 50km/h, and scoopers to 45km/hr.
But it has faced criticism from some Tasmanians.
“The Government is taking a dangerous, reckless approach to the safety of road users by introducing a ban on the use of motorised scooters and bikes in Tasmania,” Tasmanian Senator David Goss said.
Mr Goss also wants the Government reconsidering its decision to ban all motorcyclers.
“I want the Government of Tasmania to take a much more responsible approach to road safety,” he said.
“This is not a bike lane ban, this is not just a speed trap.
It is a road safety issue and it’s a road user issue.”
The government has an obligation to act quickly, and I want to ensure that it does.
“Tasmania is not yet at the stage of the world where we have this type of road safety concern, and it will not be for some time.”
But Tasmania’s chief coroner has warned against the ban.
“It’s not a road traffic law, it’s not something that’s going to make the roads safer,” Chief Coroner John Kavanagh said.
“It’s the way it is now.”
He said that while motorcyclism and scoping have increased in Tasmania in recent years, it was still an extremely dangerous situation.
“Motorcycle riders are at the very highest risk of being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle,” he told news.com.au.
Chief Coroner’s advice: Motorcycle riders and scopers are at risk of a crash at 40-45km/hour.
However, some people have argued that banning motorcycles and scopes is the best way to make roads safer.
“You can’t just ban the cars and motorcycles,” one woman said.
”They’ve already got that going on.
You can’t ban them and not make the road safer.”
Another woman told news: “It would be safer if people were allowed to use their bicycles and scoops on the roads.”
In January, the Government unveiled a range-based approach to roads and transport in Tasmania, which included new cycle lanes and speed limits.
The Government has also introduced a bike helmet policy, but has also put forward a road toll scheme.
A similar scheme in Victoria is under review, but the Government has announced a pilot project for a road speed limit of 30km/s in rural areas of the state.