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.