TAMWORTH’S highway patrol will be boosted as the NSW government looks to crack down on dangerous driving and the road toll.
The vehicle was purchased through the community road safety fund which is financed by speeding and red light camera fines.
“We’ve lost more than 280 people on our roads so far this year because of speed related crashes,” Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said.
“This is an investment in greater safety for our community and additional resources for our traffic and highway patrol officers.”
The state government will roll out 28 new highway patrol vehicles across the state, including seven new four-wheel-drive vehicles which can go further afield on regional roads.
“The high visibility cars will be out on highways right across NSW, where speeding is most likely to have devastating consequences,” Mr Anderson said.
“Speeding kills and now those who flout the law have another 28 reasons to think twice about their driving behaviour.”