Community asked to help in crack down on the four D’s

NSW Police and Crime Stoppers NSW are calling on Peninsula road users to report drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving on roads across the state as part of a new safety campaign.

The Four Ds campaign was launched on December 1, focused on enlisting the community’s help to prevent crashes and keep loved ones safe.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, said dangerous driving is unacceptable and the NSW Government is determined to highlight the concerning behaviour.

“This Government is committed to community safety and we know that the 4Ds – drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving are a significant contributor to deaths on our roads,” he said.

“The people of NSW have been through enough this year – we want to see everyone enjoy the Christmas and New Year periods with family without tragedy or chaos.”

NSW has seen 280 road deaths so far this year, with speed a factor in 28 per cent of cases, drugs a factor in 20 per cent and 16 per cent alcohol-related.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb said more people will be using NSW roads in coming weeks with borders reopening and the Christmas holidays period approaching.

“Keeping the public safe is our top priority,” she said.

“We’re asking for you to help us protect yourselves, loved ones and the community on NSW roads.

“If you see or know anyone who is drink, drug, dangerous or distracted driving, please report it to Crime Stoppers and we will investigate.”

Media release, Dec 1
NSW Police Media