Fes­ti­val still needs work

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

Dear Editor, I thank the police of both New South Wales and Vic­to­ria for en­deav­our­ing to keep our roads safe over the days of the Straw­berry Fields Fes­ti­val.

Each state pro­vided con­sid­er­able per­son­nel and equip­ment to keep drug and al­co­hol af­fected driv­ers off the road.

Be­cause of the num­bers in­volved it was not pos­si­ble to test all ve­hi­cles and oth­ers di­verted west to avoid pass­ing test sites.

I am aware of a fam­ily mem­ber who nar­rowly avoided col­li­sion with cars ig­nor­ing give way signs en­ter­ing the Newell High­way south of Fin­ley.

The ve­hi­cles were very dusty with swags on the roof, so I sus­pect they came from the fes­ti­val. This was re­ported to the police.

The noise gen­er­ated by the ex­treme am­pli­fi­ca­tion of mu­sic made sleep im­pos­si­ble for us neigh­bours on the first night; only af­ter some time was it re­duced a little the fol­low­ing night.

My wife will not drive when the fes­ti­val is be­ing held!

Yours etc, John Groutsch Tocumwal

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