Operation Crossroads – State wide

State wide traffic enforcement activities
Random drug & alcohol tests to date 29313
Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date 76
Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date 55
Total Infringement notices issued to date 1652
Infringement notices issued for speeding offences 1219
Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving 83
Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use 51
Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences 90

Around the state yesterday, officers from Tasmania Police performed a further 2394 random breath tests and issued a further 69 speeding tickets, and 5 tickets for drivers not wearing their seatbelts.  We also charged 13 drivers for driving with alcohol or drugs in their system.

Reports from around the state for New Year’s Eve shows that traffic flow was light and there were no major traffic related incidents.  We are expecting however, a steady traffic flow on our main roads today as motorists start returning home and we again ask that people are mindful of the fatal five: not wearing your seatbelt, driving while fatigued, exceeding the speed limit, allowing yourself to be distracted and driving with alcohol or drugs in your system.

Officers from Launceston set up an early morning Random Breath Testing site this morning and detected a small number of drivers with alcohol in their system from the night before.   Launceston officers have also charged a 24 year old Launceston man with exceed 0.05% after alcohol was detected at 0.086%.