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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bathurst SuperFest police operation ready to race

NSW Police are urging racegoers to plan ahead of time and travel safely on the roads for the upcoming Bathurst SuperFest, featuring Repco Bathurst 12 hour and the Thrifty Bathurst 500.

Operation Bathurst SuperFest 2024 commences tomorrow and will continue until Sunday February 25th to ensure the safety and security of competitors, officials, and spectators expected.

NSW Police says general duties officers from Chifley Police District and across Western Region, assisted by specialist police, will focus on road safety as well as anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related violence.

Chifley Police District Commander, Superintendent Bob Noble said there will be a significant police presence on all roads leading to Bathurst and everyone must obey the traffic legislation – particularly speed limits.

“Our number one priority throughout Operation Bathurst SuperFest 2024 is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to safely enjoy their time at the event,” Supt Noble said.

“Motorists are urged to allow extra travel time and expect heavy traffic and delays on local roads, particularly around times when crowds are arriving at or leaving the event.

“Police won’t tolerate anyone breaking the law through dangerous driving, this includes speeding, drink and drug driving, or driving while distracted,” Supt Noble said.

“If you’re drinking ensure you have a ‘Plan B’ to get to and from the event, such as calling a taxi or arranging a designated driver. There’s no excuse to get behind the wheel while affected by any substance, and our officers will be out in force across the weekend to deal with those who do.”

For special event traffic information, including road closures, special event clearways and live traffic reports, visit: www.livetraffic.com

Further information about the event, including venue maps, transport, and parking availability, can be found at: www.supercars.com/events/2024-bathurst-superfest.

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