Stay safe over the summer
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.