The State’s top traffic policeman has expressed serious concern at the loss of life on NSW roads after six people died overnight, including two on the Tweed.

Six people were killed in five separate incidents on the State’s roads yesterday.

The deaths take the state’s annual road toll to 157, which is 39 higher than for the same period as last year. Yesterday’s incidents include:

CUDGEN: About 10:50pm a 40-year-old man died after the Ford utility he was driving west on Tweed Coast Road at Cudgen, near Tweed Heads, collided with an eastbound Toyota Landcruiser driven by a 23-year-old woman.

TWEED HEADS SOUTH: About 3:20pm a 63-year-old Banora Point woman died after she was the passenger of a Ford Falcon driving west on Drydock Road, Tweed Heads South, which collided with an eastbound Toyota Prado driven by a 52-year-old man.

The other fatalities occurred at Shortland, Ashfield and Narrandera, where two people were killed.

Traffic Services Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said yesterday’s fatalities prove that motorists are failing to take notice of road safety warnings.

“Six people killed in a single day on New South Wales’ roads is a tragedy,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

“It is beyond comprehension that despite all the warnings about speeding, drink driving and not wearing seatbelts, people continue to risk their lives by driving with a blatant disregard for the road rules.”