Almost 1800 infringements were issued during a one-day traffic operation in NSW on Wednesday, which targeted high-risk drivers.
Operation Compliance 2 focused on dangerous behaviours. This included including drivers not keeping left, illegal mobile phone use, and defective vehicles.
There were 195 infringements issued for not keeping left, 897 infringements for mobile phone use, and 705 infringements and notices for non-compliant vehicle standards.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, Commander of the state's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said those drivers putting others at risk were the focus of yesterday’s operation.
"It is those drivers not keeping left which impede oncoming traffic, which creates a crash risk,” he said.
“We know those drivers using the phone are the ones that continue to put themselves, their passengers, and other road users at great risk.
“They are not concentrating on that important driving task, with their attention drawn to either a conversation, text, or otherwise.
“Defective vehicles with such issues as faulty brakes, inoperable lights, bald tyres, will present significant risks when having to take evasive action to avoid a crash.
Assistant Commissioner Corboy said the risks should be all too apparent to road-users.
"With 182 lives lost so far this year, being 6 down on this time last year, we want drivers to be fully accountable for their actions on our roads, and not take such risks,” he said.
Further enforcement days are planned throughout 2018.