With operation Stay Alert beginning this June long weekend, NSW Police are encouraging motorists in the Orana Mid-Western Police District to take care on the roads.
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The state-wide traffic operation will begin at midnight Friday, June 7 and conclude at 11.59pm on Monday, June 10.
Narromine Police Sergeant Michael Smith said during this time there will be an increased police presence on roads across the region.
"The local results of all the traffic operations that we have conducted so far this year have been really good, showing that the vast majority of motorists in the Narromine area are doing the right thing," he said.
"However, there will be those who choose to do the wrong thing, and if caught they will face quite heavy consequences, including large fines and loss of licence."
On average, between 1600 and 1700 people are killed on Australian roads each year and for each death, around 10 people are injured according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
So far 34 lives have already been lost in the Western Region this year through road trauma, and it's a figure police don't want to see go any higher.
Sergeant Smith said the police operation will be targeting the dangers of excessive or inappropriate speed, alcohol and drug driving, fatigue, non-wearing of occupant restraints and helmets and distractions such as mobile phones.
Double demerits will also be in effect during the long weekend.
Narromine Sector and Orana Mid-Western highway patrol officers will be out on local roads during the operation.
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