Police urge motorists to do the right thing following traffic operation at New Norfolk

Police are urging motorists to do the right thing following a traffic operation at New Norfolk today where several drivers were detected breaking the road rules. 

“Police conducted a high visibility traffic operation in New Norfolk today utilising multiple resources including a police drone, Road and Public Order police and general uniform officers,” said Inspector Philippa Burk.

“Today’s operation was conducted to target speeding, drink and drug driving and hooning offences, with the aim of deterring errant driver behaviour, and reducing offending on our roads to keep the community safe.”  

Results of the operation today were:

  • 93 Random Breath Tests conducted 
  • 3 Oral Fluid Tests conducted – with 2 drivers returning a Positive result  
  • 5 drivers detected Speeding at 10-14km/h above the limit 
  • 3 drivers detected Speeding at 15-22km/h above the limit 
  • 2 drivers intercepted with an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

“Disappointingly a number of road users continue to do the wrong thing which puts themselves and other road users at risk,” said Inspector Burk. 

“Our message to the community is clear – do the right thing and help keep everyone safe on our roads. Driving even a few kilometres over the speed limit is over.”

Inspector Burk also urged members of the public to “report hooning behaviour to police and provide evidence wherever possible to assist a police investigation. Registration number, vehicle make and model, possible driver identification, and footage (dash cam and CCTV) can assist police to identify and charge offenders and remove them from the roads.”