Operation Crossroads – State wide
|State wide traffic enforcement activities|
|Random drug & alcohol tests to date||24447|
|Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date||61|
|Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date||46|
|Total Infringement notices issued to date||1333|
|Infringement notices issued for speeding offences||1002|
|Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving||61|
|Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use||39|
|Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences||68|
Around the state yesterday, officers from Tasmania Police intercepted 4300 cars for Random Breath Testing issued a further 51 speeding tickets and 6 tickets for drivers not wearing their seatbelts. We also charged 19 drivers for driving with alcohol or drugs in their system.
With the large amounts of traffic travelling to and from Hobart for the Taste of Tasmania, the Falls Festival and New Year’s celebrations, Tasmania Police are asking for all motorists to be patient and to allow plenty of time for their journey. Again, take a break and rest for long journeys or when you are tired from the night before. Importantly, do not attempt to overtake when it is not safe to do so. This is an incredibly risky behaviour and with the high traffic flow will not shorten your trip.