Tweed Police Highway Patrol cluster supervisor Sergeant Chad George.
Tweed Police Highway Patrol cluster supervisor Sergeant Chad George. John Gass

Tweed Police urge motorists to slow down this Christmas

TWEED Traffic and Highway Patrol are asking Tweed residents to slow down and take it easy on the road over the festive period.

Highway Patrol cluster supervisor Sergeant Chad George said from Friday morning to Sunday night 21 people were detected for speeding, seven for seatbelt offences and 25 for other infringements, such as mobile phone use.

"The numbers are down a bit but it's quite disappointing to still see people disobeying the law on the road," he said.

"We encourage everyone to do the right thing so everyone can get where they're going safely."

Sgt George encouraged motorists to be aware of their surroundings, drive to road conditions, take regular breaks when driving and ensure all passengers are wearing their seat belts.

Tweed Traffic and Highway Patrol conducted 650 breath tests since Friday morning, but due to a technical issue were unable to provide an overview of drink driving offences at this time.

NSW Police Operation Safe Arrival started on Friday and will finish at 11.59pm on Thursday January 2, 2014.

Double demerits will be in place until Wednesday January 1 for speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences.



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