Operation Danger results are in, with 590 dangerous driving practices detected on South Australian roads over a week-long SAPOL sting.
Between 4th and 10th of September, hundreds of drivers were caught doing the wrong thing on regional and metro roads, including 131 for failing to give way, 77 for tailgating or following too closely, 58 for traffic light offences, 17 for speeding at 30 km/h or more above the limit, 14 for failing to keep left, 9 for hoon driving and 7 for changing lanes in a dangerous manner.
During the operation, 7,268 drivers were tested, with 105 drivers detected for either an alcohol (26) or drug (79) driving offence.
Traffic Services Branch Officer in Charge, Superintendent Darren Fielke said he’s concerned with the results.
“While a large percentage of road users do the right thing there are others that continue to engage in driving behaviour that is dangerous to both themselves and other road users,” Darren Fielke said.
“Conducting targeted road safety operations such as Operation Danger highlights these issues. Dangerous road use is a behavioural issue. It’s behaviour on the road that people choose to do or don’t think to do. Making the right choice will save lives.”
SAPOL will continue to conduct road safety operations throughout the year to complement the day-to-day road safety activities undertaken by police.
SAPOL’s Traffic Services Branch will deploy its next road safety operation, Operation Stop Drink Drug Drive on Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September.
The main aim of the state-wide blitz was to curb dangerous driving on South Australian roads.