Southern Road and Public Order Services police yesterday detected 14 motorists within one hour failing to comply with red and yellow traffic control signals within the Hobart CBD.
Sergeant Andricopoulos from Tas Police is disappointed with the results,
“Offences of this nature are significant contributors to crashes involving vehicles, and also crashes involving pedestrians, who are exceptionally vulnerable in such circumstances,” said Sergeant Andricopoulos.
“Fatal and serious crashes occurring at controlled intersections can be significantly decreased if motorists obey Traffic Control Signals.”
“We want motorists to slow down, stop, and arrive alive – the lights won’t be red or yellow for long”.
“Tasmania Police are committed to implementing a range of educational and enforcement activities aimed at ensuring our roads are safe for all road users and is seeking to remind motorists that enforcement activities may result in motorists detected disobeying red or yellow lights receiving an infringement or caution notice.”
The fine for failing to comply with a red or yellow traffic control signal is $159 and 3 demerit points. The fine for a pedestrian failing to comply with the direction of a traffic control signal is $39.”
Members of Southern Road and Public Order Services will continue their focus on offences of this nature in the greater Hobart area for a substantial period.