Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Police out in force at Easter

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Drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking will be the focus of this weekend’s Easter road safety operation as police across the state prepare for the long weekend.

Seven people lost their lives during the Easter long weekend in 2021 and more than 300 people were caught under the influence of alcohol.

NSW Police has launched Easter Operation 2022 — a highly visible police traffic operation with a focus on reducing road fatalities and road trauma this holiday weekend.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Acting Assistant Commission­er Paul Glinn said a significan­t number of police resources would have a dedicated focus on road safety throughout the five-day operation.

“The number of people who blatantly disregarde­d the road rules last year and put the broader community at risk was unacceptab­le,” he said.

“Make no mistake that our police will be out and about this weekend — including on major road networks and on local streets — to catch those doing the wrong thing.”

In addition to targeting drink driving, Police will also have a focus on targeting drivers that are speeding, drug driving, not wearing seatbelts and distracted by mobile phones.

Easter Operation 2022 started at midnight last night, and will conclude at 11.59pm on Monday.

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