‘Stop it… Or cop it’ initiative puts drivers on notice

AlburyCity, Transport for NSW and NSW Police have joined forces to keep the community safe from dangerous drivers with an increased focus on the Stop it… Or Cop it community safety message.

May 16 2022

AlburyCity, Transport for NSW and NSW Police have joined forces to keep the community safe from dangerous drivers with an increased focus on the Stop it… Or Cop it community safety message.

The initiative, which aims to reduce risky behaviour and improve road safety, will launch on Monday 16 May 2022 for a period of two weeks, coinciding with National Road Safety Week.

High visibility enforcement, and immediate penalties are proven strong deterrents in illegal road user behaviour. Eight streets in the AlburyCity LGA have been identified as problem areas for high-risk behaviour through resident complaints and data from NSW Police.

Local police will be stepping up patrols in and around these streets during the initiative, and Council will install additional speed signage and traffic counters at selected sites.

The eight streets that the campaign will focus on are:

  • Eden Street Lavington
  • Vickers Road Lavington
  • Chenery Street Glenroy
  • Webb Street Lavington
  • Jones Street Albury
  • Sackville Street Albury
  • Daly Street Lavington
  • Kremur Street, West Albury

AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King said the campaign will remind all of us to take a closer look at our behaviour on the road.

“Nobody should feel unsafe on our roads, no matter where you are, what time of day it is, or how busy the roads are,” said Mayor King

“This initiative is a good reminder to do a quick check in on our actions and slow down so we can keep our community safe.”

Data from traffic counters during the campaign will be used to provide information to police about the frequency and timing of speeding, so that future operations can be specifically targeted at high-risk times and locations.

The community can also report dangerous driving at any time on the NSW Police website or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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