NSW: Long-weekend Operation Slowdown Results Photo:
Mike Stevens | Oct, 05 2011 | 0 Comments

New South Wales police have wrapped up Operation Slowdown after the Labour Day long weekend.

More than 148,000 breath tests were conducted, with 302 drink-driving charges laid - 126 fewer than last year's Labour Day weekend.

Five fatalities were recorded on the state's roads over the four-day operation, including a 57 year-old who died after colliding with a barrier fence.

“I am pleased with the results of this year’s campaign. While it is always very sad that people have lost their lives, and we would obviously prefer that the road toll be zero, it is heartening to know that the weekend road toll is significantly less than this time last year,” Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said.

A total of 1564 traffic infringements notices (not speed) were issued on Monday, bringing the total to 6594 over the four days.

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