Reminder to Road Users To Drive Safely This Long Weekend

As the Queen’s Birthday long weekend draws to a close, Tasmania Police wish to remind motorists travelling on Tasmanian roads to drive safely and within the posted speed limits.   Their call has come about as a result of two significant speed detections in southern Tasmania this morning.

The first being an 18 year old provisional motorcycle rider detected travelling 51kph over the speed limit on the Southern Outlet, and in a separate incident, a motorist travelling 39 kph over the speed limit was detected by Tasmania Police driving on the Midlands Highway.  Both were issued with infringement notices.

Senior Sergeant Ian Mathewson stated, “the speed these motorists were travelling is alarming – these are examples of irresponsible driving behaviour.  I urge all drivers to follow the road rules and drive to the posted speed limit – it may just save a life or prevent serious injury.”

Tasmania Police have been out in force this long weekend conducting high-visibility operations, specifically targeting high risk driver behaviour which includes drink and drug driving, speeding, distractions, using a mobile phone whilst driving, seatbelts, and fatigue.

Motorists are urged to keep safe and utilise the Driver Reviver locations around Tasmania to rest and have a break from driving.