Highway patrol officers are already a highly-visible presence on the Coffs Coast as holiday traffic continues to move.
Highway patrol officers are already a highly-visible presence on the Coffs Coast as holiday traffic continues to move.

Police activity intensifies as holiday traffic begins moving

POLICE are appealing to motorists to take care on the state's roads as families start travelling to their school holiday destinations.

Special operations are being launched around NSW this weekend targeting drug and drink driving, fatigue and other risks to motoring safety.

"Over the next 48 hours or so, many families will travel to their holiday destinations and we are reminding motorists to be alert and exercise patience as traffic is likely to increase over the next few days, " Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith, Commander of Traffic Services said.

"In particular, we want drivers to be vigilant about the 'fatal five', which are the most common contributors to road trauma - speed, fatigue, drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt, and electronic device distraction such as mobile phones.

"We want you to spend your time off with family and friends; not recovering in a hospital, getting charged at a police station, or grieving the loss of a loved one.

"Police will also be out in force prepared to deal with those who choose to flout the law.

"Basically, we are asking motorists to think about their trip before heading out and realise what could happen if they take unnecessary risks on the road."



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