Footy fever warning

THE NRL grand final kicks off on Sunday and police are urging rugby league fans to celebrate the occasion safely.

Operation Blitz commences at midnight tonight and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday, October 4.

Police will be out in force on all roads across the state as part of the four-day operation, with double demerit points in effect for speeding and seatbelt offences.

Traffic Services Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said with the 2010 NRL grand final taking place on Sunday, irresponsible driver behaviour and attitudes would not be tolerated as part of the game festivities.

“Footy fever is gripping the state and fans are already celebrating, but it's important for everyone not to get carried away – act responsibly and stick to the road rules,” Mr Hartley said. “When the final whistle blows and it's all over for another year, please don't get behind the wheel if you are intoxicated.”

This weekend, motorists should also expect to see a large number of police conducting stationary and mobile random breath tests.



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