Operation Crossroads – Day 7 Report – 30 Dec 2016

As we approach New Year’s Eve celebrations please remember the five key contributing factors to serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes:

  • Speed
  • Seatbelts
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Distraction
  • Fatigue

If you plan to go out and celebrate this New Year, make your plans now as to how you intend to get there and return. And remember, if you end up drinking, you may still be over the limit the next morning – don’t take the risk!

For those travelling to the Falls Festival today, be patient and safe on our roads. As traffic congestion will be likely due to the large volume of traffic travelling to the same destination at the same time.

Tasmania Police were conducting road safety operations at Sorell yesterday, enforcing safe driving behaviour as motorists travelled to the Falls Festival.

Disappointingly, Tasmania Police issued infringement notices in Sorell to14 individuals who failed to wear their seatbelts. All detections were vehicle passengers.

“This behaviour is inexcusable. I am perplexed as to why passengers and drivers of motor vehicles would endanger their lives by undertaking such a dangerous practice,” said Senior Sergeant Ian Mathewson.

When you start your car all occupants are to make it a habit to wear seatbelts. It is a pretty simple concept. The fine is $300 and 3 demerit points.

Tasmania Police will continue to be out in numbers as part of Operation Crossroads throughout the state.  Southern police will be focusing upon safe driving behaviour as motorists continue to travel to the Falls Festival, Marion Bay.

Motorists are urged to drive to the conditions, slow down, and be safe on the roads.

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Operation Crossroads – State wide enforcement activities to date (total)

Operation Crossroads Day 6 Stats