More than 200 people have been busted for speeding around the Bathurst 1000 track in just one day.
Yup, one day.
NSW Police have now urged drivers to leave the stunts to those on the track as they continue their large-scale operation around the V8 Supercars event.
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“Traffic and Highway Patrol Command have implemented a strong presence on major, secondary and local roads in the Bathurst region,” Police said in a statement.
“The intention is to reduce road trauma and targeting offences that impact on all road users – driver fatigue, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, failing to wear seat belts or helmets, use of mobile phones, or other anti-social behaviour.
So far in 2019, 210 people have died on regional roads in NSW compared to 191 at the same time last year.
Regional Highway Patrol Commander, Superintendent Paul Glinn says safety is paramount for those attending the event.
“Regional roads have been subject to an increase in serious and fatal collisions, your decisions as a driver can have a significant adverse impact on others so plan your trip and drive responsibly,” Superintendent Glinn said.
“Take care of yourselves and others when travelling to Bathurst, enjoy the event with your mates and get home safely.”