POLICE SATURATE TO TACKLE ROAD TOLL
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today welcomed the launch of Operation Saturation which is aimed at tackling the recent spike in the NSW road toll.
Mr Anderson said the NSW Police will be out in force and is urging the community to play its part to prevent more fatalities on NSW roads.
“So far this year 229 lives have been lost on NSW roads. That’s 25 more than this time last year, and we are pleading with road users to be more cautious,” Mr Anderson said.
“Too many lives have been lost because of dangerous behaviour such as speeding, drink driving, not wearing seatbelts and talking on mobile phones.
“We are seeing both drivers and pedestrians being killed across NSW in accidents that could easily be avoided.
“An average of 15 lives has been lost every fortnight on our roads since the end of April, with 22 lives in the last fortnight alone, and regional NSW is over represented in terms of fatalities.
“Police will be out in force until the end of September to target some of the biggest killers on our roads in areas where serious accidents are happening,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Operation Saturation – fully funded by the Community Road Safety Fund, which redirects speed camera fines back into the community to make our roads safer – began at midnight (Wednesday 26 August 2015) and will run until September 28.