Police target dangerous driving with road safety blitz on Hume Highway

Truckies can expect to see a higher than normal police presence on the Hume Highway between March 5-8 as part of a “high visibility” road safety blitz focused on motorists.

Operation Furious is targeting speeding and dangerous driving offences, with mobile and stationary speed enforcement to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on the Hume.

The four-day joint operation runs 12.01am on Tuesday, March 5, until 11.59pm on Friday, March 8, and will see NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol (THWP) officers deployed to the 840km stretch of the Hume Highway from Summer Hill in Sydney to Albury on the Victorian border.

Victoria Police will continue the operation across the border, as part of Operation Hamilton.

THWP south-west acting superintendent Greg Donaldson said that over the last 10 years, 81 lives have been lost from 76 crashes along the Hume Highway between Sydney and Albury.

“Overwhelmingly, these crashes have been a result of driver behaviour, in the form of speeding, alcohol or drugs, fatigue or other poor driving choice,” he said.

“These lives could have been saved if drivers took greater responsibility when getting behind the wheel.

“These types of cross-border operations are important to show NSW Police and Victoria Police are working together to clamp down on dangerous driving. This sort of behaviour won’t be tolerated and we have drivers doing the wrong thing in our sights.”

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