Motorists targeted in road safety operation

POLICE stopped pedestrians and breath-tested motorists in Parramatta as part of a road-safety operation last weekend.

Operation Charlie resulted in motorists receiving 158 infringements for speeding, using mobile phones while driving, failing to wear seatbelts, not stopping at traffic lights, parking illegally and driving with suspended licences.

Police did 87 breath tests and told 22 motorists to move vehicles from unsafe areas and 13 pedestrians were issued infringements for not crossing in correct areas or crossing unsafely.

The Traffic and Highway Patrol commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith, said the motorcycle response team's sole focus was road safety.

"Motorists and pedestrians doing the wrong thing leads to crashes that cause injuries and fatalities on our roads," he said.

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