Highlands News

Damaged fire trails now a safety issue

fire trails

Police from the Hume Local Area Command are reporting an increase in the number of four wheel drivers and motor bike riders churning up fire trails in the Southern Highlands and say it's now become a safety issue

In one instance recently, Emergency Services were delayed in getting to a patient who had a medical episode, because of the damage.

It's also a problem for firefighters

The overall repair bill during Summer has cost a couple hundred thousand dollars

Local Police will carry out an education campaign over the following months and over next Summer there'll be a strong law enforcement aspect aswell.

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