WITH the KNT grand finals on this weekend, local police are getting ready to ensure the event will be as safe as possible.
Officers are set to come from Robe, Kingston, Millicent and Naracoorte to help patrol the day alongside Lucindale Police Station's Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig.
"It's similar to what happens for the SE Field Days - there are not enough resources locally so we get others in," Brevet Sergeant Doig said.
"This is why I think we are well prepared for an event like this."
Using fog lights incorrectly, other defects and lighting issues, speeding as well as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs will all be on the radar of police.
"We will be concentrating on the misuse of fog lights a lot this year," Brevet Sergeant Doig said.
"They are only supposed to be used in fog or heavy rain because they can be quite glary for other vehicles.
"People just seem to be overusing them - they don't actually improve sight when there is no fog around."
Using fog lights when they are not required incurs a fine of $278.
Police will also be concerned with traffic control, particularly at the intersections of Musgrave Ave, Centenary Ave and Gum Ave.
Sergeant Brevet Doig provided some tips to make sure the big day runs smoothly for everyone.
"Consider planning your trip home if you are going to be drinking and have a designated driver," he said.
"Be patient and obey the directions of people in charge and police. You don't need to overtake amongst heavy traffic. At the end of the day, once you get into Naracoorte or 50km out of Lucindale the traffic will start to spread out naturally.
"Just enjoy the game and keep outside of the oval rather than getting involved in any disputes on the oval.
"I'm sure it will be a good day."