A nationwide day of traffic enforcement has reinforced the need for drivers to abide by the road rules, with nearly 50 people caught under the influence on South Australian roads.
Operation National Day of Action was conducted on Friday 24 January, with this year’s focus on drink and drug driving offences.
In July 2019 Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners with road policing responsibility from across Australia came together at a forum in Victoria to address the challenges Australia is facing in respect to road safety on the roads.
As a direct result of this forum all police jurisdictions from across the nation agreed to participate in a National Day of Action across Australia.
46 drivers were detected under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 20 drivers were caught under the influence of drugs, and 26 drivers tested positive for alcohol.
Some of the higher readings were from a 25 year-old man from Adelaide (0.174), a 42-year-old man from Glenalta and (0.168) and a 25-year-old man from Highgate (0.164).
Superintendent Bob Gray, Officer in Charge of Traffic Services Branch says, “SAPOL is proud to join forces with other police jurisdictions across the country to try and reduce the number of lives lost on our roads. We will continue to conduct operations targeting all of the Fatal Five factors that contribute to crashes, and maintain a strong, visible police presence on South Australian roads.”