POLICE issued more than 500 speeding tickets over the four days of the Bathurst 1000, but were pleased overall with crowd behaviour.
Operation Bathurst 2019 was a high-visibility operation that ran from Thursday to Sunday targeting traffic offences and anti-social behaviour at the Great Race.
Police conducted 16,493 random breath tests throughout the operation and issued an 536 traffic infringement notices for speeding offences.
Western Region commander, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie, said the results were both pleasing and disappointing.
"From a policing perspective it was one of the quietest operations we've had down there in recent years," he said.
"In fact, there were no significant arrests in the precinct of the Mountain and Bathurst city actually reports a very quiet weekend as well, so thank you to all of the racegoers and everyone who visited Bathurst over the weekend."
However, Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said the number of motorists issued with traffic infringement notices for speeding was disappointing.
"Unfortunately we did issue a lot of traffic infringement notices," he said.
"There weren't a lot of drink and drug driving offences detected, but we issued just over 1000 traffic infringement notices over the weekend, and 536 of those were for speeding offences which is clearly really disappointing from our perspective.
"We put all the messages out there, we couldn't have been more visible on the roads. There were Traffic and Highway Patrol cars saturating the area and we still get 536 people who are prepared to put their lives, and the lives of others, in danger.
"It's just unacceptable and shows that people really struggle to come to grips with those warnings put out by police. We couldn't have been more upfront about it, and people who travel to Bathurst every year know that police presence will be high on the roads, and yet we still have people prepared to flout those laws."