A man has been fined after he was caught driving across Sea Cliff Bridge while a 12-year-old boy stood up through the sunroof and filmed on his mobile phone
The incident, which happened about 8am on Tuesday in the southbound lane of the Coalcliff Bridge, was among a number of statewide road events that prompted yet another police warning about dangerous driving.
The 46-year-old driver, from Barden Ridge (in the Sutherland Shire) was issued an infringement for having an unrestrained child in the car.
Also on Tuesday, two people were killed in separate crashes in northern NSW.
A 24-year-old woman died after a crash at Gilgandra, and a 26-year-old man died after his ute crashed into a tree at Marlee, west of Taree.
On Wednesday, a 10-year-old boy was killed in a crash at Grafton and a man was killed in a hit-and-run at Condell Park.
Police said they had continued to see dangerous behaviour, despite double demerits and an increased police presence on the roads during this year’s Operation Safe Arrival.
Acting Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said he was concerned safety messages were not getting through to road users.
“We unfortunately had two more fatal crashes yesterday,” he said on Wednesday.
It seems that despite double demerits being enforced, and the increased police presence on the roads, people are still choosing to take their own lives and the lives of others into their hands.Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy
“We now have 377 people who have died on our roads since the start of the year.
“We will continue to be out in force on the roads, but people need to take responsibility for their own actions and realise that dangerous behaviour on the roads can have fatal consequences.”
Double demerit points have been in place since December 23 and continue through to January 2 for speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet, and mobile phone offences.