43 drivers caught speeding through roadworks near Hobart airport

Police from Southern Road and Public Order Services caught 43 people speeding through roadworks on the Tasman Highway at Cambridge yesterday morning.

Senior Sergeant Justin Lawson said the drivers were all detected between 8am and 11am.

“By targeting motorists travelling through roadworks we’re making sure the employees at those worksites get to go about their jobs in a safe environment.”

“The highest speed detected yesterday was 77 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone, with a further 33 drivers caught travelling between 15-29 km/h over the limit,” he said.

“In many cases, speeding in these sorts of areas is due to driver inattention.”

“We will continue to target this sort of behaviour to make sure people are getting the message about being safe on our roads.”

“Just a few seconds of distraction while you’re driving can have devastating results.”

“Pay attention, don’t speed and help us keep all road users safe.”