Police across regional NSW will be focusing on reducing road trauma this weekend with Operation Chrome.
Operation Chrome is a state-wide regional operation being conducted in the Northern, Southern and Western regions on Friday and Saturday.
The operation will utilise police from all districts within each region, working alongside officers from the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command to provide a coordinated effort to reducing rural road trauma.
Police will be targeting poor driving behaviours on rural roads - including speeding, drink and drug-driving, not wearing seatbelts, using a mobile phone behind the wheel and fatigue.
Drivers and riders should expect to see more police on rural roads and highways over the weekend.
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Northern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Max Mitchell APM, said reducing rural road trauma is a top priority for the regional NSW.
"So far in 2019, 234 people have lost their lives on regional roads - that's 19 more than this time last year," he said.
"Operation Chrome is designed to not only target the main highways, but the back roads and suburban streets.
"If you are on the road and doing something wrong, you will be stopped by police in an unmarked car, general duties police, or one of our highway patrol officers."