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Police continue to focus on the road toll

Police continue to be out in force for Operation Saturation.
Police continue to be out in force for Operation Saturation.

OFFICERS continue to be out in force as part of 'Operation Saturation,' the high-visibility crackdown focusing on the state's road toll.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said it was crucial that all road users get the message that police are there to ensure their safety on our roads.

"Despite the presence of highly-visible highway patrol cars and motorcycles, there are some motorists that continue to put their lives and the lives of their passengers and other road users at risk.

"Operation Saturation is about putting all of our available resources on the roads in order to deter poor driver behaviour as well as prosecute those that are doing the wrong thing.

"We will continue this focus throughout the coming weeks and beyond through other operations, in order to change driver behaviour and continue to drive down the road toll," he said.

We will continue this focus throughout the coming weeks and beyond through other operations, in order to change driver behaviour and continue to drive down the road toll.

The road toll in NSW currently stands at 46 deaths, two up on this time last year.

After Day 2 of Operation Saturation police have:

Conducted 6399 random breath tests charging 38 with drink-driving offences;

Issued 448 infringements to drivers caught unlicensed or suspended, driving unregistered or insured vehicles, and other offences; and,

Issued 250 infringements to speeding drivers.

Officers also conducted a drug-testing operation from Thursday 5 - Monday 9 February at Lismore.

Of 91 drivers tested, 11 returned alleged positive results, while police also breath-tested 764 individuals, with one driver allegedly detected at 0.216. Four drivers were also charged for driving while disqualified.

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