Operation Crossroads – Update 29 December

Operation Crossroads – State wide enforcement activities to date (accumulative):


State wide traffic enforcement activities 2015 2014
Random drug & alcohol tests to date 13,268 9,803
Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date 49 38
Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date 22 31
Total Infringement notices issued to date 932 1301
Infringement notices issued for speeding offences 604 849
Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving 69 80
Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use 40 41
Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences 55 45


The serious crash on the Midland Highway in the states north yesterday is an example of why Tasmania Police takes road safety so seriously.  Seven people suffered serious, but fortunately not life threatening injuries.  Thankfully the safety equipment fitted to their vehicles limited the potential for critical life threatening injuries.

One small moment of distraction is all it takes for your life to change forever.

Tasmania Police will continue to target the fatal five in order to reduce serious and fatal crashes on the states road.  Speed, distraction, fatigue, seatbelts, alcohol and drugs.

Two further incidents of speed and alcohol in the states north yesterday indicate that a small percentage of road users still don’t get the message.

A vehicle was detected speeding at 37 km/h above the posted 100 km/h speed limit on the Frankford Highway.

Thanks to a tip off from a concerned member of the public, a 75 year old man from Legana was able to be stopped by police before his poor driving behaviour could further impact other road users.  The man returned a reading of .092 and will face court in the New Year for exceeding .05.

To the large majority of law abiding motorists Tasmania Police thanks you.  Remember, we will be out in force.  If you intend to drink then do not drive.  It is a pretty simple message.