Police plead for safety on roads
POLICE will be out in force on Tweed roads these school holidays in a bid to keep residents safe.
Tweed police Inspector Darren Steel said residents will see an increased police presence over the Easter holiday and Anzac Day period.
“With school holidays approaching there will be an increase in cars on the road as many people visit the Tweed coast region,” Insp Steel said.
“We are urging motorists to drive carefully and within their capabilities.
“We are also asking motorists to plan ahead and to make sure that they do not drink and drive.
“Drivers should also be aware of the speed limits and drive to the weather conditions.”
Insp Steel said police will implement Operation Turtle as highway patrol numbers increase.
“Traditionally people will expect to see a high police presence on the highway during the Easter period,” Insp Steel said.
“We are asking people to remember the school holidays are a busy time on the road and to take care when they are driving.”
Tweed police will set up additional patrols on the Tweed streets and the highway over the Easter holiday and Anzac public holiday period.