Reducing road trauma and improving road safety on rural roads will be at the forefront of everyone's mind on May 17 and May 18.
Police office from the Hume Police District are launching Operation Chrome over the weekend to reduce road trauma and save lives on rural roads in the area.
The police operation will utilise police from the Hume Police District, including officers from the Southern Highlands Police and will work with officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.
Drivers and riders should expect to see an increase in police presence on rural roads and highways in the Southern Highlands over the coming days.
Police will be targeting risky driving behaviours such as driving without a seat-belt, driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances, speeding and driving whilst fatigued.
Acting Inspector Darren Farr from the Southern Highlands Police Station said drivers need to follow the road rules in order to keep themselves and others safe on our roads.
"Particular attention will focus on country roads and back streets in our area to reduce road trauma", he said.
Acting Inspector Farr said reducing rural road trauma is a priority for police right now across NSW.
"Our primary aim is to stop fatal crashes before they happen. To do that, we make no apologies for enforcing the road rules that are the biggest contributors to fatal crashes."
Assistant Commissioner Barrie said that the safety of the roads is the responsibility of everyone.
"If every driver or rider takes personal responsibility for their actions, it will safe lives," he said.