A driver who police say has never held a licence was handed a court date after he was stopped by police near Wollongong on Friday night.
The 30-year-old man was pulled over on the Princes Highway about 10.20pm.
Checks revealed he had never held a licence.
The man was issued with a court attendance notice for unlicensed driving.
The incident was one of a handful described by NSW Police as “inappropriate driver behaviour” detected on Friday – Day 8 of Operation Safe Arrival.
Operation Safe Arrival, the state’s Christmas and New Year road safety campaign, started at 12.01am on December 15 and will continue until 11.59pm on January 1.
Police are out in force on roads across the state, targeting drivers for dangerous behaviours including: speeding, drink and drug-driving, mobile phone use, and not wearing seatbelts.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, from the state’s Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, on Saturday reissued an appeal for road users to consider their actions while travelling these holidays.
Three people lost their lives following three separate crashes across the state on Friday – taking the road toll since the operation began to 11.
“Speeding, drink-driving, fatigue and driver distraction are still the biggest contributing factors to fatal crashes,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
“We have had 11 people die during Operation Safe Arrival, which means numerous families will have a loved one missing from holiday celebrations.
“If that is not enough to deter drivers from speeding, I don’t know what is.”
Double demerits are in force across NSW.
- Total infringements issued: 13,416
- Speed infringements: 9669
- Breath tests: 288,330
- Drink-driving charges: 474
- Major crashes: 789
- Lives lost: 11
*cumulative total up to and including Day 8 of Operation Safe Arrival on Friday.