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Buckle up and stay alert

Saturday, 11th June, 2011

PRECIOUS CARGO: Amy Clifford clips her son Brock (3) safely in his seat. PRECIOUS CARGO: Amy Clifford clips her son Brock (3) safely in his seat.

Last year more than 14 per cent of the people killed in motor vehicle accidents in NSW had not been wearing seatbelts, according to police.

Most of the victims were passengers, they said yesterday on the eve of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

At midnight the traffic operation “Stay Alert” started with police alerting the public to the appearance of extra police on the roads.

They will be looking out for speeding drivers, alcohol or drug-impaired drivers, those not taking a break at least every two hours and becoming fatigued, and failure to wear a seatbelt.  

Anyone caught committing any of these offences will be prosecuted and double demerit points will be deducted from a driver’s licence.

 

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