Tasmanians have been urged to follow the road rules after police statistics showed thousands each year were caught for seatbelt and mobile phone offences.
“It is disappointing to see a large number of drivers continue to disregard cautions regarding seatbelt safety and the use of mobile phones while driving,” Police Minister Michael Ferguson said.
“I would like to urge Tasmanians to heed these road rules, which have been put in place to save lives.
“I would also like to thank Tasmania Police for their hard work addressing these offences.”
Police recorded 2382 seatbelt compliance offenders and 2789 mobile phone offenders in Tasmania in the 2017-18 financial year.
Each of the state’s three regions had more than 500 offenders of each type.
The police Western District was easily the worst for seatbelt offences on a per capita basis.