Additional Police will be on the roads this weekend to mark the start of school holidays in the state.
Coffs Clarence Police District are hosting 16 additional Traffic & Highway Patrol units from Sydney. They will be on Coffs Coast roads from until Monday 9 July to assist in reducing road trauma, and detect traffic offences.
A mixture of highway patrol vehicles and bikes, will target main arterial roads and routes between Ballina and Taree each day of the operation.
Coffs Clarence Police District’s Road Policing spokesperson, Detective Inspector Darren Jameson said, "This will be a huge boost to the area to assist us in reducing road trauma by targeting drivers who continue to break road laws and place the safety of our community at risk".
"Our families use these roads each and every day, and there are some who continue to speed, drink or drug drive, or use their mobile phones whilst driving. They place the lives of others at risk".
Operation Rapid will be supported by Coffs Clarence police resources, as well as local Traffic & Highway Patrol officers.