Road safety

Officers should look for drivers who are speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or talking on the phone.

As holidaymakers hit the road this long weekend, police will be on the lookout for speeding and distracted drivers.

From Friday to Monday, double demerits will be in effect across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Officers will look for drivers who are speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or talking on the phone.

As the Sydneysiders and Canberrans head out for the weekend, expect heavy traffic on the major highways.

“Heavy traffic is expected along the Hume Freeway, Federal Freeway, Monaro Freeway, Snowy Mountains Freeway, Kosciuszko Road and Alpine Way beginning around 2 p.m. Friday. “said Roger Weeks, executive director of customer coordination for Transport for NSW.

Mr Weeks also warned drivers traveling in snowy areas to be careful.

“More snow means more danger on the road.” We want everyone to arrive safely at their destination, so if you’re traveling this long weekend, make sure you drive in the right conditions, rest well before you go and never drive under the influence of drugs or of alcohol,’ he said. said.

“In sub-zero temperatures, drivers should reduce speed, limit braking, use daytime running lights and maintain a greater distance between cars in front of them.”

Only New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have a double demerit over the June long weekend.

In September, Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s birthday with a long weekend that includes double demerits.

Queensland’s double demerit system is in place to punish drivers who regularly commit traffic offenses and is in effect year-round.

There are no double demerits in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia or the Northern Territory.

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