SENIOR police are dismayed with the behaviour of some motorists after the results of Operation Compliance 5 were released today.
During a one-day operation conducted yesterday (Wednesday 2 December 2015), police issued 14535 infringement notices, including almost 12000 for drink and drug driving.
About 9:15am yesterday (Wednesday December 2) a 39-year-old man from Corrimal was seen driving through a school zone in Wollongong with his two-year-old son in the vehicle. He was stopped and submitted to a breath test that returned a positive result.
“To see some drivers openly abusing police for issuing infringements given such selfish driving behaviour suggests a clear lack of personal responsibility, which is a key issue for road safety.
“Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers, working alongside general duty police, will continue to focus on high-risk driver behaviour across our state, with these operations running at any time.
“With Christmas soon to be upon us, drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians need to take a greater personal responsibility for their actions,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.