Police patrols over Anzac weekend

Police patrols will be monitoring the roads this long weekend as part of Operation Go Slow.
Police patrols will be monitoring the roads this long weekend as part of Operation Go Slow.

UNLIKE many of us, Coffs Harbour police certainly won’t be putting their feet up on the Anzac Day long weekend.

Highway patrol officers have embarked on one of their busiest times of the year as families take advantage of the break to get away.

Officers are deploying all available resources throughout the Coffs Coast to keep our roads safe during Operation Go Slow, which runs until midnight on Monday.

The Coffs/Clarence local area command has had a horrendous start to 2010, with 11 people dying on our roads so far this year.

That includes two men in Grafton on Sunday and two more men at Urunga on Monday.

This compares with three fatalities for the same period in 2009.

“We won’t be accepting any excuses from motorists who choose to break the law,” said Sergeant Brett Jackson from Coffs Harbour highway patrol.

“We will come down hard on those who speed, drink/drug drive, the non-wearing of seatbelts and we will also be on the lookout for fatigued drivers.

“You can expect us to have a high-profile presence on the Pacific Highway, Hogbin Drive, Waterfall Way, Orara Way and Lyons Road.

“We are urging people to be patient, especially during the expected increased traffic flows this weekend.”

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