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Warning to drivers: Holiday road toll on the rise

Mark Levy

Road safety advocates are pleading with drivers to heed the warning messages, after a horror holiday period on the state’s roads.

20 people have died on the state’s roads, six in the last 24 hours alone, since the holiday road safety operation kicked in 12 days ago.

NSW Police are vowing to have an increased presence on the roads, with double demerits still in place until Tuesday, 2 January.

Ross Greenwood speaks with Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy about the rising toll.

“We just want to help people to help themselves.

“What we’re seeing specifically over the last week or so is high-risk behaviour… Lots of young drivers who are going high speeds, drink drivers on P-plates.

“Lots of these crashes have one person in the car going long distances. It’s obviously a fatigue issue there.

“Don’t do any high-risk driving. Take responsibility for your actions.”

Listen to the full interview below