Police were relieved there were no major long weekend accidents on Coffs Coast roads.
Police were relieved there were no major long weekend accidents on Coffs Coast roads. Rob Wright

All but a few did the right thing

POLICE say the majority of motorists heeded safety warnings over the June long weekend with no major crashes occurring on the Coffs Coast.

Coffs Harbour highway patrol officers conducted extensive patrols of the region's roads.

"The overall behaviour of motorists was pleasing over the long weekend," highway patrol supervisor acting senior sergeant Brett Jackson said.

"There were no fatalities, no significant crashes and there was no traffic congestion on the Pacific Hwy."

Officers conducted 1032 random breath tests in Coffs Harbour over the three days and of course there was one exception to the rule, a driver caught drink driving with a mid-range blood alcohol level.

Highway patrol officers issued 32 infringements for other traffic offences.

Three people were not wearing seatbelts and 72 were detected over the speed limit.

Police said the most concerning incident involved a 17-year-old Sawtell male who was clocked at 106kmh in a 60kmh zone on the Pacific Hwy near the hospital on Monday at 1.08am.

The provisional driver was found to be in breach of his licence conditions by having three passengers on board, a 16-year-old female and two 17-year-old males.

P-1 provisional drivers are permitted to carry just one passenger aged under 21 between 11pm and 5am.



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