26 September 2023

Police full speed ahead with fines

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NSW Police have expressed their disappointment after an operation targeting speeding and dangerous drivers across the State kept them busier than they expected.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander with the police, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted Operation Safer Speeds, targeting speeding and dangerous driving offences across the State.

“During the operation, a total of 2,703 speeding infringement notices were issued,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

“To have 2,703 drivers detected speeding on our roads in a single day is shocking and needs to change,” he said.

“There are posted speed limits obvious to all on our roads, so speeding above those indicators is a sign of selfish and dangerous behaviour.”

He said speeding was one of the most commonly reported factors associated with crashes, yet few drivers viewed speeding as an immediate risk to their personal safety.

“There have been 118 lives lost in the first 135 days of 2020 – this is far too many people killed on our roads and needs to change,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

He said Operation Safer Speeds was focused on taking speeding motorists off the roads to minimise the risk to other road users.

Assistant Commissioner Corboy said licence suspensions as well as infringement notices were issued during the operation.

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