Police crackdown on Coffs roads

POLICE stand ready to bust lawbreakers on busy Coffs Coast roads this weekend as the school holidays draw to a close.

Coffs Harbour highway patrol police will maintain high visibility on major roads such as the Pacific Highway and will be on the lookout for speeding, drink/drug driving, fatigue and seatbelt offences.

“I’d appeal for everyone to take it easy on the road, particularly if it’s raining,” said Traffic Services Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley.

“Drive to the conditions – don’t mar the end of your kids’ holiday by getting injured, or even killed, in a collision.

“The State’s roads have remained fatality-free since Tuesday so please don’t become our next statistic.

“Anyone caught contravening the road rules in any way can expect to get caught and face the appropriate penalties, which may result in the loss of your driving privileges.

“Stick to a few tried and trusted safe driving and travelling tips, and get home safely.”

Mr Hartley urged drivers to:

• obey speed limits and drive to the road conditions;

• avoid tailgating;

• resist the urge to talk or text on a mobile phone while driving;

• wear seatbelts and ensure passengers are also buckled up;

• remain patient; and

• pull over at the first sign of fatigue.

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