Motorists urged to slow down following traffic operation in Western Tasmania

Police are urging drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit after thirteen drivers were detected speeding during a traffic operation on the Ridgley Highway yesterday. 

Between 3pm and 6pm yesterday, police within the Western District carried out a traffic operation on the Ridgley Highway targeting speeding offences.

Several vehicles were intercepted during the operation which included thirteen vehicles whose drivers will be proceeded against for speeding. Eleven of these drivers were issued infringement notices for speeding between 15 and 29 kilometres above the posted limit. 

One of the offending drivers, a twenty-six-year-old man from Hillcrest, was intercepted driving 45 kilometres above the speed limit and will be proceeded against by summons for speeding and driving his vehicle contrary to the conditions of his licence. His vehicle was clamped for a period of 28 days. 

Inspector Gary Williams states:  

‘This is a disappointing result. Police continually iterate that speeding is one of the fatal five contributors to serious and fatal crashes on Tasmanian roads. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety of themselves and others whilst travelling on our roads. Tasmania Police will continue to detect and prosecute those who put their own and others’ lives at risk.’