Operations launched on both sides of the border!
Police out in full force!
Police on both sides of the border are launching Operations today, as the Queen's Birthday long weekend kicks off.
NSW Police are running Operation Stay Alert for local drivers.
The road safety enforcement campaign will see double demerits enforced during from 12.01 this morning through to 11.59 pm on Monday night.
Officers will be targeting speeding, drink driving, mobile phone use and not wearing seat belts.
Victoria Police will have an increased presence on our roads from today as they conduct Operation Regal.
The past 5 Queens Birthday weekends have been particularly deadly on our Victorian roads, with 14 deaths and 261 serious injuries prompting officers to warn people to be safe.
Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer says they’ll be targeting all the factors which increase risks on our roads.
Officers will be focusing on drink and drug driving, speeding, fatigue and distractions.
Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer’s urging those who’re travelling on unfamiliar roads to take our time, with country deaths over represented in the lives lost on our roads again this year.