Traffic South Traffic and Highway Patrol Command have launched Strike Force Summer Safe in response to the expected increase in visitor numbers to the South Coast and regional areas over the Summer period.
Strike Force Summer Safe will deploy additional Highway Patrol resources and provide an increased Police presence in the Far South Coast, The Hume and Illawarra areas.
Officers will be undertaking enforcement on major highways and roads, along with smaller towns and local villages.
These additional Highway Patrol Police will be focused on road policing and supporting the local Police District's over the busy Summer months.
Police will be targeting The Four Ds: drink and drug driving, distraction offences and dangerous driving, along with speeding and antisocial behaviour on our roads.
Police will be out in force and taking all necessary action against those who place other road users and the community at risk.
Commander of Traffic South, Superintendent Joseph Thone said with the increased volume of traffic on the roads, including day trippers and holiday makers, motorists are encouraged to obey the road rules, have patience, and take regular breaks.
"Anyone doing the wrong thing behind the wheel and endangering themselves or other road users can expect to be stopped by our officers and be dealt with under the full force of the law," Supt Thone said.
"Your destination will always be there. Slow down to make sure you arrive alive."
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