Police cracking down on poor driving behaviour
Police have issued more than 30 infringement notices to drivers in Western Tasmania over the past two days for dangerous road behaviour.
- A 46-year-old man was intercepted near Kimberley driving 34 kilometres over the speed limit. He received a fine of $519 and lost 5 demerit points.
- A 17-year-old P1 licence holder was intercepted on the Bass Highway, Turners Beach driving 50 kilometres over the speed limit. He received a fine of $994, 4 months disqualification and his vehicle was clamped for 28 days.
- Another 17-year-old P1 Licence holder was also intercepted on the Bass Highway, Leith, driving 40 kilometres over the speed limit. He received a fine of $735 and lost 6 demerit points.
- An 18-year-old P1 Licence holder was intercepted on the Ridgley Highway, Hampshire, driving 44 kilometres over the speed limit. He received a fine of $735 and lost 6 demerit points.
“Speeding continues to be one of the major factors leading to death and serious injury for drivers on Tasmanian roads,” said Senior Sergeant Darren Woolley.
“It’s especially disappointing that a large percentage of these recent offences were young, inexperienced drivers, particularly when the evidence clearly shows provisional drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in a crash,” he said.
“Police will continue to target this dangerous driving behaviour to ensure the safety of all road users.”
“Our message to motorists is simple – if you’re out on the roads we need you to pay attention, buckle up, watch your speed, stay under the limit and rest if you’re tired.”
“Remember that driving even a few kilometres over the speed limit is over. Over is Over.”
Read more about the Over is Over campaign here: https://www.rsac.tas.gov.au/campaign/over-is-over/