NSW police target speeding in operation

NSW Police have held an operation to highlight and generate discussion around the impact of speeding on State roads. 

The operation ran on Thursday, November 16 and saw officers focus on enforcement and community awareness around all forms of speeding.

NSW Police traffic and highway control command acting assistant commissioner Stuart Smith said drivers need to take the responsibility of slowing down.

"There is no such thing as safe speeding in NSW.

"Tragically, in the last 12 months, 386 lives have been lost on NSW roads, which is 11 more than the same period last year.

“We’re appealing to all road users, particularly in the lead up to the summer months and holiday periods to take personal responsibility for their road use, think of their families, loved ones, and most importantly, other road users.

"Speeding is the largest contributor to fatal crashes and we will spend the day focussing on those who choose to speed, putting themselves, their passengers, and other innocent road users at great risk.

“Those that run the risk today or any other day will be penalised or put before the courts, all in the hope that we can change driver behaviour and save lives on NSW roads,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

It was the first time the operation ran and was established following the 2017 National Road Policing Conference.