Far South Coast police target road users today and tomorrow

File photo.
File photo.

Police from Far South Coast Local Area Command are targeting regional road users in a two-day blitz this weekend.

Operation Chrome 2 starts at 12.01am today Friday, November 25 and ends at 11.59pm on Saturday, November 26).

During the operation, officers from Far South Coast Local Area Command, with assistance from the Traffic and Highway Patrol will be out in force, targeting road users on main and regional roads.

Officers will be conducting random breath and drug testing, specifically targeting remote areas and back roads. 

General traffic compliance including speeding, using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts, and other dangerous behaviours throughout area will also be targeted.  

During the operation, officers will also be engaging with the community in order to alert the public about risky driver behaviour.

Commander of Far South Coast Local Area Command, A/Superintendent VOLF said that the operation aims at reducing the road toll in the area.

“We have seen too many deaths on rural roads this year. Drink-driving and other dangerous behaviour on the roads needs to stop.

“During Operation Chrome 2, our officers will be out in force, conducting random breath tests all over the command, and targeting other risky-behaviours including speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone. 

“They will be in places where you may not expect to see them, so be aware. 

“There is no excuse for these types of behaviours and we need to stop people putting their own and other people’s lives at risk on our roads,” A/Superintendent VOLF said.