http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/...speed-gun-sights/story-e6frea83-1226532668077 POLICE have put motorcyclists on notice - warning them that they will not get away with driving dangerously and putting other road users at risk. Operation Safe Hills 2012, launched today, will target speeding motorcyclists in the Adelaide Hills in a bid to address what police say is a significant problem. Officers armed with speed cameras will be out in force between Lyndoch and Victor Harbor over the next three months using covert tactics aimed at reducing road trauma. The dangers of speeding motorcyclists are being highlighted as part of Staying Alive, a road safety awareness campaign run by The Advertiser and Sunday Mail in conjunction with SA Police, the Motor Accident Commission and the RAA. Statistics show 48 motorcyclists have died on the state's roads since January 2010, with speed or dangerous driving a contributing factor in more than 40 per cent of fatalities. Traffic Support Branch officer-in-charge Superintendent Bob Fauser said police had received many complaints of motorcyclists racing through the Adelaide Hills and warned riders they would be caught if they continued to drive at high speeds. Supt Fauser said motorcyclists were at greater risk of serious injury if they were involved in a crash, especially at high speed, because they were more exposed than other road users. "Preventing fatalities resulting from motorcycle crashes is a significant challenge for SA Police," Supt Fauser said. "In November 2011, our overt cameras captured road users in the Adelaide Hills exceeding the designated speed limit by up to 90km/h. "These results suggest that there is a significant problem in that particular area." Supt Fauser said the operation was primarily aimed at motorcyclists. However, other road users who drove dangerously and put responsible motorcyclists at risk also would be caught. Statistics also show 15 of 48 motorcycle deaths happened in the Hills/Fleurieu region and the majority of fatal crashes happened between 3pm and 3.59pm. There have been 12 motorcycle fatalities so far this year, compared with 19 at the same time last year.