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Booze buses back on the road

Irresponsible or reckless behaviour that endangers others will not be tolerated – there’s no excuse for not abiding by the road rules and police will be there to catch you if you flout the law.

Police will be back out in force to target drink-and-drug drivers as stationary Random Breath Test (RBT) and Roadside Drug Test (RDT) recommence across NSW ahead of Operation Stay Alert this long weekend.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on licensed premises and regional travel called for a return of proactive stationary testing operations.
“With the easing of restrictions on travel and going out to support restaurants and pubs ahead of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the community is understandably itching to return to some form of normalcy,” Mr Elliott said.
“Irresponsible or reckless behaviour that endangers others will not be tolerated – there’s no excuse for not abiding by the road rules and police will be there to catch you if you flout the law.
“The community has already been through the Black Summer bushfires, floods, drought and a global pandemic – we’ve had enough trauma.”
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said more people will be on the road as with restrictions easing and implored the community to be responsible and drive safely.
“We understand that people are keen to get out of the house and stimulate the local economy but there is no excuse to get behind the wheel and flagrantly flout the law,” Mr Corboy said
“The road rules have not changed, and we make no apologies for stopping selfish road users whose irresponsible driving put themselves and others at risk.
“The message is clear: if your actions put you or others at risk, you will be stopped, and you will face the consequences of your actions.”