Double demerits forced for October long weekend

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Minister for Roads Duncan Gay described the double demerits campaign as “an effective road safety initiative”.

The Minister highlighted that double demerit campaigns have reduced deaths on NSW roads during holiday periods by around 30% since they were first introduced.

Minister Gay confirmed that the NSW Government will be promoting road safety over the long weekend by running a series of adverts across TV, radio and online channels.

Minister Gay urged drivers to “get your hand off your phone and if you’re going to drink have a plan B”.

He also advised drivers to , which will inform drivers of local speed limits across the State.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres said it is important to remind drivers to be extra careful on the roads over the next few days.

“There’s a lot going on this weekend with major sporting events, school holidays and more people out enjoying the warmer weather, which means more people on the roads,” Mr Ayres said.

He added, “We’re urging drivers and riders to take extra care and be aware of risky road behaviour that attracts increased penalties such as speeding and not wearing seatbelts and helmets.”

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