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Drivers make it a good weekend

MOST motorists on the Coffs Coast heeded long weekend warnings, playing it safe as Operation Stay Alert rolled out across the state.

According to a spokesperson from the Coffs Clarence Highway Patrol, light traffic conditions contributed to what police are calling a 'good weekend' on the roads.

"Traffic was really light over the long weekend, which was reflected in the low figures of offences. Overall it was a good weekend, and we are quite happy with the results."

Around 590 breath tests were conducted in the Coffs Harbour area, with six results of drink-driving detected, mostly in the lower range.

A holder of a P2 licence recorded the highest range drink -driving offence at Sawtell on Sunday afternoon, with a reading of 0.185.

Speeding offences numbered at 34 over the long weekend for the Coffs area, 26 other motoring infringements were issued, and three other traffic charges were recorded.

Across the state, the long weekend holiday road toll remained at two, three less than for the same time last year.

More than 88,000 breath tests were conducted statewide, resulting in 382 drivers charged with drink driving. More than 4000 drivers were detected speeding, while almost 5000 other infringements were booked.



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