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Research was undertaken into the value of high-visibility markings on police vehicles. The research, both national and international, demonstrated that high-visibility markings have a positive effect on driver behaviour, particularly on highways and major roads.

In June 2009, Tasmania Police launched the first specifically marked high visibility police vehicles to patrol the major arterial roads of Tasmania, with the aim to provide a highly visible deterrent to inappropriate driver behaviour and to reassure the public of the commitment by Tasmania Police to public safety.

Tasmania Police now has ten high visibility patrol vehicles deployed across the State’s major arterial roads. Deployment locations include Campbell Town, Deloraine and Wynyard, chosen for their proximity to major roads and vulnerable crash zones, allowing increased visibility through routine patrols.