You've been warned: blitz on drink driving starts today

NSW Police are warning motorists that a blitz on drink-driving starts today.

Operation Drink Drive II, the second major blitz for the year will be marked by an increased number of officers hitting the streets on the lookout for dangerous drivers.

NSW Police operations commander for traffic and highway patrol Stuart Smith said the operation was about getting rogue drivers off the roads and looking after the safety of law-abiding road users.

"I know I must sound like a broken record but the message is simple - stick to the road rules," Superintendent Smith said.

"They are in place for a reason - to save lives!"

Each of the NSW Police Force's 80 Local Area Commands will be supported by large numbers of officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command over the course of Operation Drink Drive II.

During last year's (2011) Drink Drive II operation, police conducted 79,871 breath tests and laid 146 PCA (drink-driving) charges.

"Over the course of the next three days, you can expect to see police out in force, doing everything we can to get dangerous drivers off the road," Superintendent Smith said.

"We want to make NSW roadways as safe as possible and will conduct thousands of random breath tests, numerous speed enforcement operations and thorough vehicle checks over the coming days to catch those who put lives at risk through their reckless road behaviour."



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