Police officers across Australia will be out in force over the Easter long weekend but road safety is not just their responsibility.
Last year over the Easter long weekend eight people didn’t make it back home; the year before 22 people. This year police want to aim for zero.
NSW Police has said by working together at a community level, with our police, and at government level across federal, state and local jurisdictions, we can do better.
The 2016 road deaths total was 1300 and police say they ‘don't accept’ that in 2017 another 1300 Australians have to be added in addition to the tens of thousands injured during the year.
They said while police and government have a part play it is also about the decisions people make on the road especially when it comes to speed.
Griffith inspector Kim Traynor has encouraged Griffith residents to make the right decisions before getting behind the wheel.
“Drivers need to choose wisely, for themselves, their loved ones and for others on the road,” she said.
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