Tasmania Police fined 16 drivers for speeding through Bass Highway roadworks and "endangering the lives of workers" in two hours.
Senior Sergeant Darren Woolley said police issued multiple speeding fines through roadworks zones at Sassafras and Leith between 12pm and 2pm on Wednesday.
He said motorists need to slow down and consider the safety of workers and other road users.
"Despite clearly marked roadworks zones and speed reduction signs displayed, police detected motorists exceeded the speed limits and endangering the lives of workers carrying out improvements to the Bass Highway," he said.
"Driver behaviour needs to change so that road workers can work in a safe environment."
The operation was conducted following complaints about motorists speeding through roadworks on the Bass Highway.
Senior Sergeant Woolley said police would continue to enforce speed limits in roadwork areas.
Anyone who witnesses dangerous driving can report it to police on 131 444 or through Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.
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