Pedestrians targeted in police operation

Targeted: Pedestrians are closely watched by a police officer outside WestfieldHurstville on Thursday. Picture: Chris Lane

Targeted: Pedestrians are closely watched by a police officer outside WestfieldHurstville on Thursday. Picture: Chris Lane

More than 1400 pedestrians have been fined during a police operation on Thursday.

Police were a visible presence across Sutherland Shire and St George throughout the day targeting jaywalkers at major intersections as part of Operation Toward Zero.

People were stopped at crossings in Rockdale, Kogarah as well as Caringbah.

The operation was also run across the Sydney CBD, Blacktown, Holroyd, Botany Bay and Rose Bay.

On Friday NSW Police announced they had issued 1443 infringement notices to pedestrians.

It comes as 59 pedestrians have been killed on NSW roads so far this year.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner David Driver, said personal responsibility remains a vital factor in ending this tragic and shocking trend.

“If there is a common factor that we can point to in many of these crashes, it is personal responsibility. All road users have to take responsibility for their actions, because they impact more than one individual,” he said.

“Look out for all the signs. Distraction, speeding, drink or drug driving, fatigue, restrains, but most importantly, look out for each other.

“To have 309 people killed on the road is beyond comprehension. The vast majority of these tragic deaths could have been avoided if road users would do the right thing on the road.

“I’ve said before and will continue to urge all road users to work with us. This is a combined effort, a partnership between us the police and you the road user and together we can make a difference.’’

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