Police in the Riverina will this weekend join a statewide push to lower the amount of fatal incidents on rural roads.
Operation Chrome will involve highway and traffic patrol crews around the region.
On Friday and Saturday, police will be out in force targetting poor driving behaviours on rural roads, including speeding, drink or drug-driving, not wearing seatbelts, mobile phone usage, and driver fatigue.
"Drivers and riders should expect to see more police on rural roads and highways over the weekend," said Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie.
"If you are on the road and doing something wrong, you can expect to be stopped by police in an unmarked car, general duties police, or one of our highway patrol officers.
"Our main aim is to stop fatal crashes before they happen. Road safety is everyone's responsibility. If everyone takes personal responsibility for their actions, it will save lives. It's that simple."
So far this year, there have been 26 lives lost on roads around southern NSW, with most crashes occuring in rural and regional areas.
"We make no apologies for taking licences away from anyone who puts themselves and other road users at risk through dangerous driving behaviours," said Inspector Scott Nelson, Southern Region Traffic Tactician.