Six lives lost in three days as road toll rises

SPEEDING and motorists taking risks on the state's roads continue to be the focus during Operation Saturation after six people died the past three days on the state's roads.

The deaths come on the first week of Operation Saturation, a high-visibility Traffic and Highway Patrol operation which began at midnight on Thursday to tackle the recent spike in the NSW road toll.

Operation Saturation - fully funded by the Community Road Safety Fund - will run until Monday September 28, 2015.

Since May, the NSW road toll has spiked, with an increase in pedestrians, passengers and older road users killed compared to the same time last year.

These events have seen the state's road toll rise to 220 crashes resulting in 235 deaths, being 21 more crashes and 26 more deaths than this time in 2014.



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