Police will be back out in force as stationary random breath and roadside drug tests recommence across the Illawarra ahead of the long weekend.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection to frontline police, there was a significant reduction in stationary operations and increased mobile operations across the state.
With the easing of various restrictions since Monday, including increased patronage at licenced premises and higher traffic volumes, frontline police have resumed proactive stationary testing operations.
Motorists should also expect to see an increased police presence from midnight on Friday and throughout the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Police will target dangerous driver behaviour, including speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving tired, seatbelt and helmet compliance, and mobile phone/driver distractions.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said this was the first long weekend since restrictions eased and implored drivers to be responsible.
"We've had bushfires, flooding and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic so we understand that people are keen to travel regionally to stimulate the local economy, particularly over the long weekend," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
"However, there is no excuse to get behind the wheel and flagrantly flout the law.
"The road rules have not changed, and we make no apologies for stopping selfish road users whose irresponsible driving put themselves and others at risk.
"The message is clear - if your driving puts you or others at risk, you will be stopped, and you will face the consequences of your actions."