Police aim to reduce road deaths

POLICE on the North Coast are conducting a major traffic enforcement operation to curb an alarming number of road fatalities.

Extra resources will be deployed to the Mid North Coast and Coffs/Clarence Local Area Commands for Operation Cross – a month-long campaign to increase driver awareness and crackdown on serious traffic offences.

There have been 69 people killed on Northern Region roads so far in 2010 – two more than the same period last year.

18 people have lost their lives on Coffs/Clarence roads (up 11 on 2009) and 12 have died on Mid North Coast roads (up nine on 2009).

Local police will be supported by officers from Traffic Services Branch throughout July to target speeding, drink-driving, restraint and mobile phone offences.
 



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