Senior Constable Duane Killick warns motorists to slow down or face hefty consequences.
Senior Constable Duane Killick warns motorists to slow down or face hefty consequences. Robyn Esser

Tieri police hit the roads for op

EXPECT to pay the consequences if caught speeding, is the warning from Tieri police.

They have teamed up with Central Highlands Regional Council in an effort to reduce speeding offences on Crinum and Yan Yan Rds between Tieri and Capella.

Tieri officer-in-charge Senior Constable Duane Killick said he had been working with the council since the beginning of the year and using collected data to form Operation Abrogate, which started on July 15 and will run until December 15.

Tieri police will receive operational support from Capella, Anakie and Emerald traffic branch for the operation.

“Police will be monitoring driver behaviour and if drastic improvements are not made, the establishment of a speed camera site will form part of the operation,” he said.

Police would be adopting a “harder line” as collected data indicated drivers had failed to heed warnings, Snr Cnst Killick said.

“Offending drivers will be issued with on-the-spot fines,” he said.

“The only warning now given to drivers will be in the form of newly erected signs advising drivers they are entering a Police Enforcement Zone which have been installed by council at both ends of the operation target area.”

In the first week of the operation, police intercepted a driver travelling at 157kmh.

The driver received an on-the-spot fine of $933, lost eight demerit points and had his licence suspended for three months.

Based on figures to date on speeds detected during recent road survey data collection exercises, police expect there will be many more drivers who will face three months without their licence and hefty fines.

Police urged motorists to consider the impact their driving could have on their life.

Speed km/hrNumber of vehicles

80-90: 410

90-100: 3282

100-110: 8007

110-120: 4264

120-130: 1242

130-140: 390

140-150: 112

150-160: 42


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