Police are urging motorists to watch out for each other on this day in Australia after a string of fatal accidents across the state this year.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers will conduct Operation Australia Day 2021 tomorrow (Friday, January 22, 2021) and Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. with the assistance of police units and police districts.
Motorists face double points of failure for speeding violations, cell phones, motorcycle helmets and seat belts during the period.
Police are urging motorists to take care of each other and pedestrians before Australia Day.
« We have seen a number of tragic deaths this year. This is a problem for the police and the community, especially those who have lost a loved one, » said Stephen Hegarty, assistant commissioner for traffic and highway patrol.
« Australia Day is about camaraderie, camaraderie and mutual care. We want to see that on our streets.
« It’s been a tough 12 months for everyone and sometimes drivers can forget that there is a loved one in every vehicle: a partner, a mother, a father, a child or a sibling.
« The police will do everything in their power to work with the community to ensure drivers and their families get to their destinations safely and enjoy this upcoming holiday on Australia Day. »
On Operation Australia Day 2021, officials patrol roads across the state, with police aiming at unsafe and dangerous driving.
« We urge all drivers to drive to the conditions, to concentrate on the road and to be aware of your tiredness. Don’t let distractions like your mobile phone seduce you as this can all lead to tragic consequences and endanger life. » A / Commissioner Hegarty said.
Police and Ambulance Minister David Elliott said this Australia Day might not be like a celebration in the past, but as a community we can still come together in a spirit of partnership to take care of each other on the streets.
« On Australia Day weekend, I urge people to celebrate safely – obey public health and traffic regulations. If you want a drink, do it responsibly, » said Elliott.
« We want people to celebrate safely and, above all, to come home from their events without incident. We don’t want any more deaths on our streets. »
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