Stay safe over the sum­mer

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

THE state’s emer­gency ser­vices have joined forces to urge com­mu­ni­ties across NSW to have a safe sum­mer as the sea­son kicks off to­day.

Min­is­ter for Po­lice and Emer­gency Ser­vices Troy Grant urged res­i­dents to be aware of road safety, fire risks and proper pre­cau­tions on wa­ter­ways.

“Whether you’re hit­ting the road to go and see loved ones this Christ­mas, or en­joy­ing some fun in the sun on one of our beau­ti­ful beaches, we want ev­ery­one to do so safely,” he said.

“At the same time, we’re re­mind­ing peo­ple to make sure they’ve pre­pared their homes for the bush­fire sea­son, and know what to do if they’re af­fected by floods or storms.”

NSW Po­lice Force Met­ro­pol­i­tan Field Op­er­a­tions Deputy Com­mis­sioner Jeff Loy said po­lice would be out in force over the sum­mer, tar­get­ing speed­ing and drink-driv­ing.

“All motorists have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to obey the road rules - driv­ers need to pay at­ten­tion to the road, put their mo­bile phones out of reach, not drink be­fore get­ting be­hind the wheel and en­sure the safety of them­selves and their pas­sen­gers,” he said.

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