IT WAS an uneventful weekend for local highway patrol police, who were out in force across the region’s roads and ready to “buckle down” on motorists making their way home in time for the start of the new school term.
Police were expecting a larger number of vehicles on the road, and with it, a possible surge in incidents.
Students go back to school today and can expect some disruption to their learning during the next term when teachers ramp up industrial action over the state government’s budget cuts to education.
Before the end of term three, the NSW Teachers’ Federation vowed to organise “unprecedented industrial action” in Sydney and regional centres such as Tamworth.
It has threatened to hold protests on a weekend during term four at various locations.