DRIVERS in the Darlington Point and Coleambally areas can expect to see an increased police presence this weekend when Operation Chrome hits the road.
Operation Chrome will be in place throughout the southern region from Friday to Saturday.
Police from the Murrumbidgee Police District will work alongside traffic and highway patrol officers, providing a co-ordinated effort to reducing rural road trauma throughout the region.
Murrumbidgee Police District Inspector Justin Cornes said enforcement and education was the focus of the operation.
"There has been 117 drivers detected over the blood alcohol limit so far this year in the Murrumbidgee Police District," he said.
"There is no excuse for drink and drug driving.
"I implore every driver to take responsibility and ensure safety is their primary focus.
"As we approach the festive season, expect to see more police on local roads."
This year there have been five fatalities on roads throughout the Murrumbidgee district.
Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar said police would continue to target those doing the wrong thing on rural roads.
"Rest assured we will be taking legal action against those who choose to do the wrong thing and put the lives of others at risk," he said.
"Country roads have a fatality rate that is more than four times that of their metro counterparts, so it's really crucial that we address this issue and work together to stop these devastating events from happening in the first place."