South Coast police were pleased with the results of Operation Chrome, a weekend road blitz, aimed at reducing trauma on rural roads.
However, overall police in the Southern, Northern and Western regions were left disappointed with a number of people still getting behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or illicit drugs,
In the South Coast Police District, from Berry to Eden, officers targeted traffic offences, hoon driving and provided a dedicated focus on reducing road trauma.
Fifteen officers were dedicated to the weekend operation.
They particularly targeted poor driver behaviours that are costing lives on rural roads including speeding, drink and drug-driving, not wearing seatbelts and using a mobile phone while driving.
Across the first day of the operation, 54 tickets were issued; two people were charged with drink driving offences; and four people arrested.
A total of 371 random breath tests were conducted along with numerous random drug tests.
Although pleased with the results, police make no apologies in being seen and taking action for driving offences throughout the South Coast.
The two-day road safety enforcement campaign was conducted in the regions during Friday and Saturday, November 29-30, the operation utilising police from all districts within each region, working alongside officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.
In the Southern region, 137 people were charged over the weekend - 29 were for speeding infringements; 9196 breath tests were conducted with 27 drivers charged with drink driving offences. Two major crashes were also recorded in the region over the weekend.
Across the three NSW regions, police conducted more than 17,000 breath tests, with 270 charges and almost 700 traffic infringement notices issued.
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