Targeted traffic operation in Huon Valley and Channel area

Police officers from Kingston and Huonville conducted a targeted traffic operation in the Huon Valley and Channel area on Wednesday in a bid to ensure drivers are obeying the road rules, following several serious crashes in the area recently.

Acting Sergeant Sharon Pavier said police were targeting offences that contribute to serious injuries and fatalities.

“These include the fatal five: speeding, alcohol, or drug driving, failing to wear seatbelts, fatigue, and mobile phone use,” she said.

“Vehicles were also checked for their road worthiness and their current registration and insurance status.”

“We were pleased that out of more than 80 drug and alcohol tests there were no drink or drug drivers detected, but unfortunately we did catch several people driving with expired licences, and several vehicles were found to be unregistered and uninsured.”

“We continue to be concerned by the manner of some drivers on Tasmanian roads and particularly the incidents of serious crashes on country roads and highways.”

“Police will continue to conduct high visibility patrols with the aim of reminding drivers to keep themselves, their passengers and other road users safe, by driving to the conditions and obeying the road rules.”

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