Operation Speed Safe - April 2018

The message is simple.
The message is simple.

Police spoke with 730 motorists detected speeding on South Australian roads over three days during a weekend road safety operation this month.

Operation Safe Speed, a state-wide campaign ran from 12.01am on Friday, April 6 until 11.59pm on Sunday, April 8 with a particular focus on identifying motorists creeping over the posted speed limit.

Drivers stopped by police were given a specially designed pamphlet produced by the Motor Accident Commission (MAC).

While there is no breakdown of regions, data from the operation shows that 421 motorist were also issued with expiation notices and 309 were formally cautioned by police.

“Five of these drivers were also instantly disqualified from driving as a result of offences detected by police,” Superintendent Robert Gray, the officer in charge of the Traffic Support Branch said.

“Police will continue to enforce speed limits across the state as part of our mandate to keep the community safe.

“Slowing down makes each and every road user safer – ultimately saving lives and reducing road trauma,” he added.