Assistant Commissioner Stuart Wilkins
Drivers And Pedestrians Targeted – OPERATION OBEDIENCE
Almost 400 drivers and 15 pedestrians were stopped by Police for disobeying red and orange traffic lights or any other regulatory sign during OPERATION OBEDIENCE on Tuesday (13 January 2010).
South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Stuart Wilkins said the operation involved officers covertly and overtly targeting major ‘black-spot’ intersections and maintaining a high profile on all major arterial roads.
“OPERATION OBEDIENCE produced another good result this month, but there is still room for further improvement.” Assistant Commissioner Wilkins said.
“What was especially pleasing was the reduction in the number of major crashes, with 27 incidents reported on Tuesday.”
“In comparison, 40 crashes were reported on the same day in 2009, 37 in 2008, 25 in 2007, and 40 in 2006.”
Crash comparison statistics since 2006:
- 27 incidents reported on Tuesday 12 January 2010
- 40 incidents reported on same day in 2009
- 37 incidents reported on same day in 2008
- 25 incidents reported on same day in 2007
- 40 incidents reported on same day in 2006
Problem locations on a number of roads were targeted, including:
- Victoria Road,
- Parramatta Road,
- Hume Highway,
- Milperra Road,
- Canterbury Road,
- Stacey Street,
- King Georges Road,
- Cumberland Highway,
- Woodville Road,
- The Horsley Drive,
- Elizabeth Drive,
- Northern Road,
- Narellan Road,
- Camden Valley Way,
- Appin Road,
- Old Hume Highway,
- Campbelltown Road,
- Picton Road
- Other identified semi-rural roads.
“OPERATION OBEDIENCE will continue throughout 2010 and our message remains the same – if you disobey traffic lights or other regulatory signs you will be stopped.” Asst. Commissioner Wilkins said.