If other drivers see poor driver behaviour, they need to report it ... because they're just one step away from a serious accidentAlbury mayor Kevin Mack
Albury's worst streets for speeding come as no surprise to police and council, with the whole community urged to take responsibility for the problem.
The Stop it or Cop it campaign attracted 725 submissions that identified Burrows Road, Kemp Street, Vickers, Logan and Kaitlers Roads as the top five hot spots for exceeding the limit.
Pemberton, Alma and Sackville Streets, as well as Union Road, also featured among the nominations.
Sergeant Steve Schausinger, of Albury highway patrol, said the volume of vehicles on these routes made these results not unexpected.
"They're main access arterial roads within the town, within the Albury and Lavington areas," he said.
"They do get a lot of traffic particularly morning and afternoon peaks."
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Sergeant Schausinger said police would target these locations in coming weeks.
"They'll be all hours of the night and day, using marked and unmarked cars," he said.
"This is your warning, basically. Hopefully everyone gets the message and just complies with the speed limit for the safety of everyone."
He noted illegal or inappropriate speed increased the risk and severity of crashes.
Albury mayor Kevin Mack said with other potential distractions in cars, speeding could be taken for granted.
"We've got a lot of young people, 18 to 25 year-old men, that are taking too many risks and you see it all the time, even in the CBD, they drive up and down Dean Street like it's their own private drag strip," he said.
"A young person has only one chance and that chance could end their life or the lives of the passengers in their cars.
"That's where we need to take ownership of other people's behaviour.
"The police do a fantastic job but they can't be everywhere.
"If other drivers see poor driver behaviour, they need to report it ... because they're just one step away from a serious accident."
Sergeant Schausinger dismissed the argument such campaigns made drivers more conscious of the speedometer than the road.
"It's a multifaceted job, the art of driving," he said wryly.
"You've got to be able to keep under the speed limit, not be distracted by other things and you've still got to be mindful of what's going on around you."
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