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Drivers caught during Operation Saturation

Efforts under Operation Saturation have been largely successful thus far, with a number of drivers taken off the road for a variety of offences.

The operation – which is a collaboration between NSW Police and the Centre for Road Safety – is attempting reduce car accidents and slow the state's ever-increasing road toll.

The overall focus is on speeding, drunk or drug drivers, however, police are taking a heavy handed approach to any form of illegal behaviour.

For example, authorities conducted random drug testing in Cooma over the weekend. As part of the snow season road safety campaign, 12 people were caught driving under the influence of drugs. A number of drivers also failed breath tests at the checkpoint.

Drink driving continues to be a major factor in NSW with Corrective Services data indicating more than 20 per cent of fatal crashes are a result of one party being over the limit. Drug driving trends are also increasing and authorities are working hard to prevent this from becoming a major issue out on the road.

Traffic & Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley explained Operation Saturation is a success so far as drivers are largely getting the right message.

"With the support of the NSW Centre for Road Safety, our officers will be on the road for longer periods enforcing road safety for the benefit of all road users," he said.

"Those that continue to speed, drink drive, and engage in other criminal activity on our roads will be held accountable for their actions, as opposed to their families dealing with their loss in a crash."

Operation Saturation continues until the end of September, with authorities hoping that the month can bring the lowest road toll statistics this year.

NSW car accident compensation

If you are involved in a car accident with someone who has broken the law and you suffer a whiplash injury, you could be eligible for compensation. The motor accident compensation scheme extends to most motorists including drivers and pedestrians.

It is important to contact a car accident compensation lawyer as soon as you are well enough. They can offer advice about your possible claim and discuss the circumstances around the accident.

These lawyers operate on a no win no fee basis so they can advise you on your chances for success free of charge – if they think you have a case, it's completely up to you whether you engage their services.

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