NSW Police praise Gunnedah drivers during 2017 Easter period

Safe arrival: NSW Police were out in force across the region at the weekend. Local police were generally pleased by the behaviour of motorists in Gunnedah shire.
Safe arrival: NSW Police were out in force across the region at the weekend. Local police were generally pleased by the behaviour of motorists in Gunnedah shire.

Gunnedah police reported no major traffic issues in the local area during the Easter holiday period. 

A number of infringement notices were issued to motorists in the Gunnedah region, but in general, police were pleased with the way motorists travelled throughout the shire.

As holiday visitors return home around the state, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said that people need to slow down to ensure the safety of all road users.

“The last thing we want is to see is a tragic scene where someone has lost their life or killed another, simply because they are rushing,” he said on Monday.

“Three people have already died during this long-weekend.

“Please slow down, it is more important to get you and your family home safe, than to not get home at all.”

During the traffic operation Thursday to Monday, there were 274 major crashes, police issued 6077 speed infringements, conducted 191,224 breath tests and made 199 PCA charges.