Police in every state plan to immediately increase police presence on regional roads leading up to a “National Day of Action” on Tuesday 27 August 2019.
We contacted the police in each state to find out what a National Day of Action will involve, but they have not revealed anything specific.
One police media unit replied: “The National Day of Action is still in the planning stages. We hope to provide updates as the day approaches.”
However, they have all pledged to increase police presence on rural roads after yesterday’s national meeting in Victoria of all state road policing deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners.
Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam said there was “great value in the jurisdictions all coming together to workshop the challenges and consider short-term solutions at a national level, as well as developing some longer-term collaborative strategies”.
“From discussions it was clear there are some common challenges that we are all facing,” she says.
“A particular trend is the increasing trauma on our rural and regional roads, as well as the emergence of drug driving.”