Police Uphold Road Policing with Coastal Traffic Ops

Northern Police conducting targeted traffic patrols across coastal destinations are encouraging motorists to do the right thing on the roads.

“Continuing Tasmania Police’s commitment to improving driver behaviours and reducing crashes on our roads, Northern Police conducted targeted traffic patrols at popular coastal destinations yesterday – focused on speeding and drink driving,” said Inspector Ruth Orr.

“Yesterday patrols took place on the Midlands, Esk and Tasman Highways and high visibility traffic operations were conducted at Bridport and St Helens.

Officers conducted 176 Random Breath Tests and detected

* 29 Speeding Offenders

* 1 Mobile Phone Offender

* 1 Red Light Offender

* 2 Unregistered Vehicles

* 2 Defect Notice

“With more motorists traditionally on the roads at coastal locations on the weekend following Australia Day, our officers will be continuing road policing activities to improve driver behaviours and remove unsafe motorists and vehicles from the roads.”

“Police will continue to do everything they can to prevent crashes on our roads, and it’s important drivers do the right thing on the roads to help us keep everyone safe.

“I encourage every driver to remember the Fatal Five every time they travel on the roads”.

  • Pay attention – one moment of distraction is all it takes to cause a crash.
  • Obey the speed limit – it’s there for a reason.
  • Never drive after drinking or taking drugs – you’ll be putting more than your life on the line.
  • Rest if you’re tired – arriving late is better than not arriving at all.
  • Buckle up every person in the vehicle – seatbelts save lives.

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