Operation Crossroads – Update (29 Dec)

The Christmas Holiday Road Toll reporting period is from 00:01 hours on Monday  23 December till 23:59 hours on Friday 3 January 2014. 

Operation results so far are: (as at 23:59 yesterday) (29 December 2013):

Number of Change Compared to Last Year Total
Random Breath Tests Conducted -8% 15,635
Drink Driving Offences Detected -5% 53
Drug Tests Conducted -67% 34
Positive Drug Tests -20% 16
Licence Offences Detected
(Includes Disqualified, Suspended, Unlicensed and Restricted Licence Contraventions)
-5% 116
Traffic Infringement Notices Issued +8% 1,024
Speeding Offences Detected +6% 730
Vehicles Clamped or Confiscated 0% 11
Fatal Crashes 0% 2
Fatalities 0% 2

So far during Operation Crossroads, 80 crashes have been reported by police across the state.  Of those there have been two fatalities (Loongana Road & West Tamar Highway), five serious crashes,  three requiring first aid and the remainder resulted in no apparent injury and or property damage only.

At this point in the operation, speeding appears to be a problem with a 6% increase in the number of vehicles detected speeding compared to last year.