| 10.06,21. 06:45 PM |
NSW long weekend: When do double demerit
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For the Queens Birthday long weekend 2021 double demerits will be in operation from 12:00am Friday morning until midnight Monday June 14. (Facebook/Traffic and Highway Patrol Command)
Motorists across NSW are being warned to be patient and cautious over the long weekend as double demerit points come into force.
For the Queens Birthday long weekend 2021 double demerits will be in operation from 12am Friday morning until midnight Monday June 14.
Double demerits will apply for all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences.
NSW Police have also indicated they will be targeting the "four Ds" of road users including drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving.
Operation Commander Superintendent Stephen Hegarty said police are expecting roads to be busy with people travelling across NSW for the long weekend.
"Our message is to be patient and obey the road rules in all conditions," said Superintendent Hegarty.
"There will be a number of cars on the road as people travel up and down the coast and inland, so we're asking everyone to be extra careful. Slow down and drive to the conditions."
"We want everyone to reach their destinations safely and to enjoy the long weekend without tragedy."
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott MP, said there is no excuse for any behaviour which endangers the lives of others.
"We want everyone to enjoy the Queen's Birthday long weekend, but I urge you to do so safely. We do not want any fatalities on our roads," Mr Elliott said.
"There is no excuse, when you flout the law you put the lives of others at risk. Celebrate safely, abide by the road rules and do not drink and drive."