Police patrol school zones and target drink and drug drivers

SA POLICE: Operation Stop Drink/Drug Drive Schools is happening today. Photo: FILES
SA POLICE: Operation Stop Drink/Drug Drive Schools is happening today. Photo: FILES

South Australia Police are targeting drink and drug drivers near school zones today as part of Operation Stop Drink/Drug Drive Schools.

This is a one-day operation which will run during school pick-up times of 2.45 and 3.45pm.

They're focus is on the safety of children and pedestrians around school zones.

They ran a similar operation last year and visited 327 schools, and had a total of 101 expiation notices issued for speeding, mobile phone use and licence and registration offences.

Superintendent Bob Gray, Officer in Charge of the Traffic Services Branch, hopes to see better behaviour during Operation Stop Drink/Drug Drive Schools.

"We cannot stress enough how dangerous and selfish drink and drug driving is," he said.

"You not only put yourself in danger, but you put others in danger too, especially when you're driving in or near school zones.

"Driving with drugs in your system obviously isn't safe, and the message from police is clear: Do not drug or drink drive, because we will not accept any excuses."