Parramatta’s Motorcycle Response Team was deployed across the city over the weekend as they start their work in promoting the free-flow of traffic and preventing pedestrian crashes.
Officers focused on Church Street, Parramatta.
Police breath-tested 167 drivers and moved on 25 vehicles.
They also issued two infringements for drivers being on mobile phones and 29 other traffic infringements.
Police also issued 40 parking infringements, detected two seat-belt offences and two taxi offences.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander assistant commissioner John Hartley said the Parramatta team would regularly patrol the Parramatta hot spot promoting safety among all road users.
“The MRT’s work on Saturday night is just the start of what they will be doing in the coming months,” assistant commissioner Hartley said.
“They will be a highly-visible presence in the CBD, ensuring all motorists are putting their safety first and not taking risks on our roads.
“The community can expect to see them at major intersections and thoroughfares, stopping motorists and pedestrians who interrupt the traffic flow,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.
Meanwhile, in random drug-testing operations across the state, police drug-tested more than 600 drivers while breath testing more than 3600 motorists.