Police will be stationed across the Hunter from Midnight tonight, targeting dangerous driving as part of ‘Operation Queens Birthday 2021’.

Motorists are being warned against driving drunk, under the influence of drugs, dangerously or distracted. 

Double demerits will also be in place from 12am Friday 11 June through to midnight Monday 14 June.

Operation Commander Superintendent Stephen Hegarty says the message is simple, be patient and obey the road rules.

“There will be a number of cars on the road as people travel up and down the coast and inland, so we’re asking everyone to be extra careful.

“We want everyone to get to their destinations safely and enjoy the long weekend without tragedy,” Supt. Hegarty said.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott echoed these calls saying there is no excuse for putting the lives of others at risk. 

Superintendent Stephen Hegarty addressing the media this morning.