High-visibility traffic operations conducted by police across the state

Police implore motorists to do the right thing following multiple traffic operations across the state yesterday as part of National Road Safety Week.

“As part of National Road Safety Week, yesterday police conducted a number of traffic operations across the state, aimed at encouraging safe driving behaviours, and detecting and removing unsafe drivers and vehicles from the roads,” said Acting Commander Nathan Johnston.

“Disappointingly there are some motorists who continue to do the wrong thing on our roads – putting themselves and others at risk of dying or being seriously injured in a crash.”

“I encourage anyone who undertakes illegal or dangerous behaviours on our roads – to change those behaviours now – especially motorists who speed, are inattentive and those who get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.”

“There are penalties in terms of fines and demerit points for motorists who break the law while driving – but the real penalty could be death or a serious injury.”

“Already this year we’ve had eight people lose their lives and 116 people seriously injured in crashes on our roads.”

“Every death and serious injury on our roads devastate families and loved ones and there are things we can all do to prevent this.”

“Every time you travel on the roads – do the right thing to help us keep everyone safe.”

Police conducted traffic operations across the state yesterday at locations including the Bass Highway at Ulverstone, East Tamar Highway at Bell Bay, Bass Highway at Howth, Frankford Highway at West Tamar, and Midland Highway at Kempton.

During traffic activities across the state yesterday, police detected:

Police urge all motorists to:

• Slow down and drive to the conditions

• Pay attention all the time

• Don’t drive while tired

• Wear your seatbelt or helmet

• Don’t drive after drinking or if you’ve taken drugs.

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