Festival still needs work
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