Officers from NSW Police caught 2361 people speeding during a nationwide operation aimed at highlighting the impact of speeding on our roads.
The multi-jurisdictional operation occurred yesterday and saw police across the nation focus on enforcement and community awareness about speeding.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith from NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said it was disappointing to see so many people making the dangerous decision to speed on our roads.
“It is plain and simple; speeding is the biggest killer on our roads and we will continue to take action against those who choose to speed,” he said.
“Last year, speeding was a contributing factor in crashes that resulted in the death of 159 people on our roads.
“It is disappointing that in a single day our officers were able to catch more than 2300 people who chose to do the wrong thing.
“We will continue to take action against any speeding driver, because they are not only putting themselves at risk, they are risking the lives of innocent people.”
In NSW, speeding is the highest contributing factor to fatal crashes, contributing to more than 40 per cent of fatal crashes.
During the operation, officers were out in force and caught 2361 drivers who failed to heed the warnings by police to slow down.