NSW Police and Crime Stoppers NSW are calling on road users to report drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving on roads across the State as part of a new safety campaign.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb said the campaign, Four Ds (drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving), would help police identify drivers breaking the law before it became fatal.
“If you see or know anyone who is drink, drug, dangerous or distracted driving, please report it to Crime Stoppers and we will investigate,” Assistant Commissioner Webb said.
“Our message to motorists breaking the law is clear: someone is watching you now and you will get caught,” she said.
Chief Executive of Crime Stoppers NSW, Peter Price said he hoped the community’s involvement would help improve safety and accountability on NSW roads.
“Never before have we asked the community to report these crimes and NSW Crime Stoppers is the first, not only in Australia, but around the world, to initiate this campaign,” Mr Price said.
“This is one of the most important campaigns we have ever embarked upon,” he said.
“These traffic issues are an offence and these offences often lead to innocent people being injured or killed which is absolutely devastating for their families,” Mr Price said.
The Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said road users could report the dangerous driving without jeopardising their own safety or breaking the law by using a passenger to record the time of the incident and the registration of the driver’s vehicle; keeping dashcam vision of the incident and providing it to Crime Stoppers (NSW) or police.
In case of an emergency, calling Triple Zero (000) through a passenger, hands-free, or by pulling over somewhere safe.
If it’s not an emergency, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.