Police are dismayed by the number of drivers caught speeding over the Easter weekend

DISMAYED: More than 7000 drivers were detected speeding by police during Operation Tortoise over the Easter long weekend. Picture: Supplied

DISMAYED: More than 7000 drivers were detected speeding by police during Operation Tortoise over the Easter long weekend. Picture: Supplied

Police are dismayed after 7687 drivers were detected speeding during Operation Tortoise over the Easter long weekend.  

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said people continue to put their lives and the lives of other at risk with speeding.

“During Operation Tortoise, despite numerous warnings, and double demerit enforcement, people still put their lives and the lives of other road users at risk by speeding,” he said.

“Speeding is still the biggest contributor to fatal crashes, contributing to about 40 per cent of fatal crashes. The fact that over 7500 drivers were still detected speeding over a single long-weekend is ludicrous.”

Operation Tortoise began at 12.01am Thursday, April 13 and concluded at 11.59pm on Monday, April 17.

“We had four people die during Operation Tortoise. That is four families who have lost a loved one this Easter,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said. 

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