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Operation Chrome this weekend

South Coast Police District report:

Rural road trauma is the focus of a state-wide police operation launching this weekend.

Operation Chrome will be in place throughout the Southern Region from today (Friday 16 August 2019) through to Sunday (18 August 2019).

Police from South Coast Police District will work alongside Traffic and Highway Patrol officers, providing a coordinated effort to reducing rural road trauma throughout the region.

Drivers and riders should expect to see more police on rural roads and highways in the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley areas over the coming days, targeting risky driver behaviours.

Acting Inspector Luke Geradts said the operation focuses on improving driver behaviour through enforcement and education.

"The South Coast of NSW has had too many families impacted from losing friends and family members on our roads and highways, one death on our roads is one too many," A/Inspector Geradts said.

Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar APM said reducing rural road trauma is a priority for police right across NSW.

“Our primary aim is to stop fatal crashes before they happen. To do that, we make no apologies for enforcing the road rules that are the biggest contributors to fatal crashes,” Assistant Commissioner Cassar said.

“Our officers will be out and about this weekend, focusing on roads in rural areas that are claiming far too many lives.

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. If every driver or rider takes personal responsibility for their actions, it will save lives. It’s that simple.”

Photo: South Coast Police District

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