Crime Stoppers worked with NSW Police calling on road users to report drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving as part of a new road safety campaign.
The campaign is focused on enlisting the community’s help to crack down on the Four Ds to prevent crashes and keep loved ones safe.
280 people have died on NSW roads so far this year (from 1 January 2020 to 26 November 2020), with speed a factor in 28 percent of cases, drugs a factor in 20 percent, 16 percent alcohol-related.
Keeping the public safe is our top priority. We’re asking for you to help us protect yourselves, loved ones and the community on NSW roads. If you see or know anyone who is drink, drug, dangerous or distracted driving, please report it to Crime Stoppers and we will investigate.
Our message to motorists breaking the law is clear: someone is watching you now and you will get caught.
Here are some ways road users can report the Four Ds without jeopardising their own safety or breaking the law:
- Use a passenger to record the time of the incident and the registration of the driver’s vehicle.
- If possible, keep dashcam vision of the incident and provide it to Crime Stoppers or police.
- If it’s an emergency – where there is a threat to life or someone’s safety – please call Triple Zero (000) through a passenger, hands-free, or pull over somewhere safe.
- If its not an emergency, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The CEO of Crime Stoppers NSW Peter Price AM said he hopes the community’s involvement will help improve safety and accountability on NSW roads.
“Never before have we asked the community to report these crimes and Crime Stoppers NSW is the first, not only in Australia, but around the world, to initiate this campaign,” said Crime Stoppers NSW CEO, Peter Price AM, said.
“This is one of the most important campaigns we have ever embarked upon. These traffic issues are an offence and these offences often lead to innocent people being injured or killed which is absolutely devastating for their families,” Mr Price said.
“We are counting on the community’s strong relationship with us to contact Crime Stoppers and make our roads safer for everyone,” he said.