POLICE SATURATE ROADS TO TACKLE RISING TOLL
Written on the 26 August 2015 by Kevin ConollyKevin Conolly MP, Member for Riverstone is urging the local community to play its part to prevent more fatalities on NSW roads, by slowing down, obeying the road rules and looking out for others.
NSW Police will be out in force across NSW as part of Operation Saturation which is aimed at tackling the recent spike in the NSW road toll.
"We are seeing an over representation in fatalities in Western Sydney and regional NSW. There have been 229 people killed on our roads so far this year, which is 25 more than the same time last year." said Mr Conolly.
"Too many lives have been lost because of dangerous behaviour such as speeding, drinking 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.
"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 Conolly said.
"Operation Saturation is designed to make road users sit up and take not of their behaviour and be more cautious on the road.
"The current statistics are concerning and are showing an upward trend. An average of 15 lives have been lost ever fortnight on our roads since the end of April.
Operation Saturation fully funded by the Community Road Safety Fund, which redirects speed camera fines back into the community to make our roads safer will begin at midnight tonight (Wednesday 26 August 2015) and run until September 28.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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