19 June 2020

Double demerits in place for Easter long weekend

| My Gungahlin
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ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Easter long weekend and warns that double demerit points will be in place from the first instance on Thursday, 24 March 2016 until the last instance on Monday, 28 March 2016.

All speed and seatbelt offences, the use of a mobile phone while driving, driving with a passenger in or on part of the vehicle not designed for carriage of passengers or goods, and riding a motorbike without a helmet will incur double demerit points. All other offences will incur one extra demerit point.

Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Station Sergeant Susan Ball said police will continue to target reckless and distracted driver behaviour over the Easter Period.

“The roads get extremely busy over the Easter break and I’m urging all drivers to take responsibility for safety on our roads.”

“If you are travelling interstate this Easter long weekend, don’t drive when fatigued and remember to take regular rest breaks every two hours. Be patient on the roads and take extra time getting to your destination so that you arrive safely and can enjoy the Easter break”.

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