DOUBLE DEMERITS: Extra eyes on drivers this weekend
AS MANY people make the most of the long weekend and hit the road, NSW Police will be out ensuring drivers remain safe behind the wheel.
Operation Stay Alert – the state’s road safety enforcement operation – will target reckless road users over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The operation started at midnight and will run through to 11.59pm on Monday, June 9, with officers out in force targeting speeding, drink and drug driving, driving while fatigued, mobile phone, helmet and other traffic offences.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said double demerit points will be in effect during the high-visibility operation.
“Drivers can expect to see plenty of officers out on our streets, enforcing the road rules and ensuring that all road users reach their destination safely,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
“And now with stationary RBT and RDT operational again alongside our mobile testing, there won’t be anywhere you can hide if you’ve consumed alcohol or prohibited drugs.
“So slow down, put your phone away and have a Plan B if you are consuming alcohol – otherwise, you’ll meet with one of our officers who will take the appropriate action.”
Stationary Random Breath Test (RBT) and Roadside Drug Test (RDT) also resumed on Wednesday, following the easing of various restrictions, including increased patronage at licenced premises and higher traffic volumes on the state’s roads.
Anyone with information about dangerous driving behaviours is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.