14,660 Speed infringements , 777 drink driving charges recorded as Operation Safe Arrival enters day 13

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Stupid and dangerous decisions by drivers who are already disqualified from driving, or who drive at reckless speeds or drunk behind the wheel, continue to put innocent people in danger, as Operation Safe Arrival continues.

Throughout Operation Safe Arrival, police will continue to target drivers, who  are at a high-risk of causing more carnage during a period that has seen too may die on NSW roads.

The state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said high-risk drivers are not welcome on our roads.

“Drivers who drive at double the speed limit, drive whilst disqualified, or drunk at the wheel are among those who are simply not welcome on our roads.

“Sadly, too many innocent people have died because of the irresponsible and reckless actions of others, and it has to stop.

“Throughout this operation and into the new year, we will continue to target these high-risk drivers, to get them off our roads for good,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

Key statistics:

Speed infringements: 14,660

Other infringements: 20,181

Breath tests: 473,306

Drink-driving charges: 777

Major crashes: 1123

Lives lost: 21

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