Operation Safe Hills

Police have detected over 100 motorists committing a range of traffic offences, including excessive speed as part of Operation Safe Hills which commenced on the October long weekend.

Operation Safe Hills is being conducted in the Hills Fleurieu and Barossa Local Service Areas and Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts associated with the Adelaide Hills area, from October 2020 until April 2021.

Police are closely monitoring the Adelaide Hills area, where data shows that there are a higher number of motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries over the warmer months. Additionally dangerous speeds (those over 45km over the signed speed limit) by motorcyclists predominantly occur between October- April in the Hills Fleurieu Local Service Area.

Out of the 100 detected motorists, just over 80 were cars and just under 20 were motorcycles. Four cars were detected to be speeding over 30km which included one car that was detected speeding over 40km. Three motorcycles were detected to be speeding over 30km which included one motorcycle that was detected speeding over 40km.

Speaking on these results, Officer in Charge of the Traffic Services Branch, Superintendent Bob Gray said that the results are unacceptable.

“The message is clear- the higher the speed, the harder the impact. I urge everyone to remember their shared responsibility when using the roads and to slow down. We do not wish to see anymore lives lost because of something such as speed which can be easily avoided.”

“The Adelaide Hills is a truly iconic part of what makes South Australia beautiful. However, the length and bend of the roads in the area makes it very easy to pick up speed and lose control. People travelling through these areas must be extra vigilant.”

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