A driver has been issued with an infringement notice for allegedly speeding in the same area that claimed the life of a 91-year-old man on Friday afternoon.
Officers conducting patrols as part of Operation Stay Alert said they detected a 63-year-old male driver from Camden South travelling at 120km/h in a 100km/h zone on Junction Point Road, Binda.
It was the same location where four cars collided at about 4.50pm on Friday. A 91-year-old Bigga man died in one of those crashes.
The man was issued a traffic infringement notice for motor vehicle exceed speed more than 20km/h.
Police said several motorists were making poor decisions on the roads. They're reminding road users to act responsibly and consider the safety of others as they travel this long weekend.
Operation Stay Alert commenced at midnight Friday and concludes at midnight on Monday, June 10. Double demerits are in force throughout the period.
Officers will be a highly-visible presence on the roads during the operation, targeting speeding, mobile phone use, seatbelt and motorcycle/helmet offences, alcohol, drug-affected drivers, and fatigue.
A 25-year-old Bomaderry man died, and another man is critical, after a two-vehicle crash on Gerroa Road, at Berry on Saturday afternoon.
In this region, an 18-year-old male P2 driver from Hill Top, was detected travelling at 165km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Hume Highway, Sutton Forrest, police said.
His licence was immediately suspended. The teenager was also issued with a traffic infringement notice for motor vehicle exceed speed more than 45km/h and his licence was suspended for six months.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said he was disappointed with some driver behaviour.
"We have already seen a number of motorists take unnecessary risks on the road this long weekend," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
"After the recent wet-weather conditions, we don't want to see an increase in road trauma following the conclusion of this operation.
"Road fatalities have a tragic effect on everyone involved, from the families who must grieve a loved one, to the police who attended the crash, and the communities who have lost one of their own.
"It's simple: Slow down and Stay Alert."
Key statistics (Progressive Total):
- Speed infringements: 2,235
- Breath tests: 106,860
- PCA charges: 106
- Major crashes: 140
- Fatalities: 3
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