Long-weekend road safety relief

GOOD BEHAVIOUR: Mount Gambier Police Highway Patrol acting sergeant Paul Griffiths was pleased with driver behaviour across the long weekend. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

LOCAL police have praised motorist behaviour following a fatality free October long weekend on the roads statewide for the first time in 10 years.

Mount Gambier Police Highway Patrol was highly visible throughout the region during Operation Safe Long Weekend, which ran from 3pm Friday to midnight Monday.

Police acting sergeant Paul Griffiths said patrols were happy with the behaviour on the roads across the three and a half days.

“We were very pleased there were


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