Speeders targeted across the country

Eyre Peninsula police are participating in a 24-hour nationwide speed blitz today.

This National Day of Action called Operation Safe Speeds is a combined effort by SAPOL with police from Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and ACT in a bid to highlight the impact of speed.

Speeding – whether it be excessive, just over the posted limit, or inappropriate for the conditions - is a critical element with regard to reducing road trauma.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Dean Miller said SA Police was frustrated by this year’s road toll.

“SA Police are both frustrated and saddened by this year’s road toll,” said Mr Miller.

“While not each one of these is linked with excessive speed, we know that each of those deaths has had a terrible impact for a family and a wider community – these are not just numbers.

“Police can only do so much to stop the senseless deaths on our roads, we need the motoring public to play their part in road safety.

“Obviously road safety cameras – both fixed and mobile – play a part in our targeting of speeding drivers, but changing community attitudes is also vital in this process.

“To those people who talk about ‘revenue raising’ I simply say, do the right thing and you will not only avoid an expiation notice but you will play your part in keeping the community safe.

“Today’s campaign will be a highly visible, focused enforcement operation – so if you don’t want a ticket, then don’t speed.”

Operation Safe Speeds will take place today from 12.01am to 11.59pm.