Driver behaviour concerns remain as Operation Bathurst 1000 continues, NSW

One driver is facing legal action after being detected travelling at 46km/h above the sign posted speed limit as Operation Bathurst 1000 continues.

Eighty-four drivers were detected travelling above the speed limit on roads in and around the Bathurst region yesterday. They faced a range of legal action including immediate licence suspensions and court attendance notices.

Operation Bathurst 1000 is a high-visibility operation involving officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, who are targeting speeding, people driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and people not wearing seatbelts or motorcycle helmets.

Yesterday (Friday 11 October 2019), officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted 4398 random breath tests, bringing the current tally to 8607.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Regional Superintendent Paul Glinn said police would continue high profile random breath testing operations across the weekend.

“We are also maintaining a high profile when it comes to those who make the choice to drive under the influence of illicit substances. Drugs and alcohol in your system mean your ability to control a vehicle properly is reduced.

“People should also remember that alcohol leaves the body slowly and it is quite possible that you might still be over the limit the next day.

“Make sure you have a Plan B, which could include making sure someone else in your group is prepared to drive.

“Police will have an increased presence in and around the Bathurst Region area during and immediately after the event.

“Inclement weather is predicted for the weekend so drive according to road conditions.”

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