Extra police will continue to target law-breaking motorists on New South Wales roads over coming days despite double-demerit points finishing tonight.
The state’s holiday road toll climbed to 12 overnight with the deaths of a 23-year-old man and 34-year-old woman in a crash on the Pacific Highway at Bangalow.
Police booked 725 speeding motorists and handed out 1215 fines for other traffic offences on Day 11 of ‘Operation Safe Arrival’(Monday, December 31) – the annual Christmas/New Year traffic enforcement campaign.
They also conducted 45,283 roadside breath tests and charged 14 people with being over the blood-alcohol limit.
Superintendent Bob Ryan from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said double-demerits finish tonight (11.59pm on Tuesday, January 1) but police will continue to clampdown on misbehaving motorists.
“Operation Safe Arrival runs for another three days and we will continue to deploy extra policing resources across the state to ensure holidaymakers get to and from their destination safely,” Superintendent Ryan said.
“We’ve already witnessed 12 lives cut tragically short this holiday period and we will be doing everything in our power to ensure that number doesn’t rise further by removing risk-taking, law-breaking motorists from our roads.”
Operation Safe Arrival concludes at 11.59pm on Friday, January 4.