Seventy speed­ing tick­ets in six days

Po­lice is­sue 136 speed­ing fines in nine days

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.’’

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