The Minister for Police and Emergency Management, Jim Cox, today inspected new laser speed detecting devices being issued to Tasmania Police.
Mr Cox said the nine new handheld devices gave Tasmania Police even more resources in the continuing effort to improve road safety and reduce Tasmania’s road toll.
“Motorists who speed are on notice that never before have Tasmania Police had more speed detecting devices available to them to catch people who break the law and put all road users at risk.
“These hand-held laser devices are the latest in speed detecting technology, and will augment Tasmania Police’s existing speed detecting resources.”
Mr Cox said the State Government was committed to ensuring Tasmania Police were properly equipped to maintain the exceptional level of public safety and law and order they have achieved.
“Tasmania Police is the best performing police force in the nation, and it is crucial that their efforts to crackdown on road criminals is supported.
“Lowering the road toll and improving road safety is a key aim of the State Government, and these new devices will assist police to keep our roads as safe as possible,” Mr Cox said.