Opinion: Don’t say you haven’t been warned

SO many people complained about a recent three-day police blitz that it obviously must have worked.

Local police were bolstered by 20 additional cars, two buses and 30 officers from Sydney.

One in six drivers, 104 out of 622, tested for drug driving returned a positive result, 22 were caught drink driving, 76 drivers were clocked speeding, 42 for mobile phone offences and 35 for not wearing a seatbelt.

The blitz was conducted in the Byron Bay, Tweed and Murwillumbah areas.

We even wrote a front page story about it after one person was charged with leaving his car unlocked while it was parked on his property.

Police were a highly visible presence throughout the three-day operation prompting many comments the "police were everywhere".

Indeed they were and here is the tip: they are coming back.

The next police operation is scheduled to run on the Northern Rivers from December 18 to January 3.

Police are particularly focusing on this area because of the high number of traffic offences recorded in the past.

With the school holidays rapidly approaching and thousands more cars hitting the roads it is going to be a very intense period.

Traditionally there is always a heavy police presence on our roads and for peak periods like Schoolies and New Year's in Byron.

But this little extra blitz is likely to catch plenty of people out.

Don't say you haven't been warned.



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