Police salute Valley’s calm long weekend

NEW South Wales police have congratulated the Clarence Valley on its diligent efforts to stay safe on the roads over the long weekend.

Across the Northern Region there was just under 1300 reported traffic incidents over the three days , including 958 reports of speeding and 62 charges of drink-driving.

Grafton Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Inspector Phillip Brooks said there had been no major incidents reported in the Clarence Valley.

"Short of saying that drivers were very well behaved there was a clear respect paid to the road rules in the Clarence Valley," Insp Brooks said.

"The key thing for the entire Northern Region is that there were no fatalities reported on the roads in that region across the long weekend."

The weekend's festivities also coincided with the launch of Operation Saturation which will see more police on the roads.



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