A drug bus at Chinaman’s Hollow, Weston on Friday kicked off a weekend-long police blitz on Hunter roads.
Thirty highway patrols from the Central Coast through to Tweed Heads have been deployed to the Hunter for the operation.
Hunter highway patrol cluster supervisor Senior Sergeant Tony Grace said the blitz is in response to the high number of fatalities on Hunter roads this year.
Police are targeting drivers for speeding, drugs and alcohol use.
Senior Sergeant Grace said that from Friday to Monday, they hoped to see no serious or fatal car accidents.
He said they were also aiming to educate drivers on the road rules and the effects of driving under the influence.
Random testing will take place in Singleton, Maitland, Kurri and Cessnock as Senior Sergeant Grace said these were areas of high car accident activity.
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