ACT and NSW police unite over Easter for Operation Crossroads

ACT Policing and NSW Police will unite over the Easter holiday period in support of Operation Crossroads, a coordinated road safety campaign to reduce road trauma across Australia and New Zealand.

The efforts by ACT Policing and NSW Police will reflect those of police across Australia in a collaborative national campaign targeting dangerous driving coordinated by the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).

ACT Policing Acting Officer In Charge Traffic Operations Tracey Duck said the operation is critical in keeping ACT and NSW roads safe over the holiday period.

“The Easter period sees an increase in traffic as drivers head in and out of the ACT to visit family or friends. Police will be out in force on both side of the border targeting dangerous driving behaviours,” A/Station Sergeant Duck said.

ACT Policing and NSW Police, will conduct high-visibility patrols on major roads targeting the ‘fatal five’ driver behaviours that cause death and injury on our roads.

“Police will target drivers who choose to drive over the speed limit, drunk, drug impaired, distracted, fatigued or without a seatbelt – and we will catch them.”

ACT Policing will employ random breath testing and road side drug testing measures as well as laser detection of speeding drivers.

“While we’ll be doing everything we can to remove dangerous drivers from our roads, it’s up to each driver to make a personal commitment to road safety.”

“When you get in your car this weekend, you can make a conscious choice to drive safely. You can make the choice to stick to the speed limit, take regular breaks and wear your seatbelt. You make the choice not to drink and drive. You make the choice to return home safely.”

Operation Crossroads coincides with double demerits for speeding and seatbelt offences. An extra point will apply for all other traffic offences, from Thursday 2 April until Monday 6 April 2015.