Operation Crossroads – State wide

State wide traffic enforcement activities
Random drug & alcohol tests to date 21,450
Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date 56
Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date 38
Total Infringement notices issued to date 1,128
Infringement notices issued for speeding offences 860
Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving 50
Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use 30
Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences 56

Around the state yesterday, officers from Tasmania Police issued a further 172 speeding infringements and 13 infringements for drivers not wearing seatbelts.  A further eight drivers for driving with alcohol or drugs in their system.

Police in the North of the state arrested and charged a 56-year-old woman from Launceston with driving under the influence of alcohol after her car was seen swerving all over the road at Legana.

She fell out of the car after it stopped and registered a breath alcohol reading of 0.176, more than three times the legal limit. She was disqualified from driving for 12 months. She will appear in court at a later date.

Inspector Darren Hopkins said: “Anyone who drives when they could be over the limit is putting their own and other lives at risk.

“We want everyone to get home safely and that means keeping drink drivers off our roads.

“If you think you could be over the limit, then don’t risk it. And don’t let others drink drive either,” he said.

Tasmania Police continues to receive complaints from members of the public state-wide about speeding on our roads.

We will be out in marked and unmarked vehicles to make our roads safe and fatality free.

“Speeding continues to feature every day and I urge drivers to please drive to the speed limit and to the conditions,” Inspector Hopkins said.

“Speed is a key factor in so many crashes and like all the fatal five contributors to crashes, it’s easily avoided.”