Seventy speeding tickets in six days
Police issue 136 speeding fines in nine days
Deniliquin Police hope to see some improvement in road safety as they continue to focus on one of the biggest community safety operations of the year.
In the first nine days of the NSW-wide traffic operation Safe Arrival, Deniliquin Police Inspector John Aichinger said there were some disappointing results.
‘‘After the completion of day nine of the operation, police across the Deniliquin Command have completed 4629 random breath tests and issued 136 speeding infringements and 54 other infringements.
‘‘Six people have been arrested for drink driving offences.
‘‘The Christmas period is one of the busiest on our roads, not only for travellers seeking to catch up with family and friends but for the police on duty trying to make sure all members of the community arrive at their destination safely and without incident.
‘‘Operation Safe Arrival continues until January 2, 2017 and with double demerit points through to the end of the operation, motorists need to be well aware that even if their poor decisions on the road don’t hurt themselves or other people, their actions could still have a major effect on their driver’s licence which will flow on into 2017.’’
Safe Arrival is designed to provide a high visibility police presence on all our roads, particularly our highways and freeways, to deter poor road behaviour during one of the busiest holiday periods on the calendar.
The operation targets the main causes of crashes on our roads including speeding, drink/drug driving, fatigue, seatbelts and distraction type offences.
‘‘Police are urging all motorists to stick to the speed limit, drive to the prevailing conditions, and use designated drivers or public transport if you’re consuming alcohol,’’ Insp Aichinger said.
‘‘Take regular rest breaks during your trip and focus on the road and environment around you, not your mobile phone or stereo.
‘‘We want everyone to enjoy the festive season and make it safely into the New Year without incident.’’