Operation Crossroads – State wide
|State wide traffic enforcement activities|
|Random drug & alcohol tests to date||26609|
|Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date||69|
|Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date||49|
|Total Infringement notices issued to date||1500|
|Infringement notices issued for speeding offences||1106|
|Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving||73|
|Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use||47|
|Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences||81|
Around the state yesterday, officers from Tasmania Police intercepted approximately 2200 vehicles for Random Breath Testing. A further 11 drivers will be proceed against for driving with alcohol or drugs in their system.
Police issued 104 speeding infringements, 13 infringements for seat belt offences, 8 infringements for using mobile phones whilst driving and 12 for offences involving inattention.
With many Tasmanians and visitors to the state expected to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Tasmania Police ask that people be mindful of their alcohol consumption, and their level of fatigue, if they intend on driving on New Year’s day.
In many cases alcohol levels can continue to rise well after the consumption of alcohol has ceased. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time before driving or make alternative arrangements for travel.
In addition, with the expected increase in traffic expected on the roads, Tasmania Police encourage drivers to plan their trips, allow extra time to reach their destination, make regular stops to rest and drive with patience and consideration for other road users.
Tasmania Police wishes everyone a safe and happy 2018.