Police will be out in full force on the roads from today until midnight on Sunday night.
Police will be out in full force on the roads from today until midnight on Sunday night. File photo.

Double demerit points on the roads this week

DRIVERS who break the law on NSW roads over the next five days will be slapped with double demerit points.

As Anzac Day approaches, Police will be out in full force on the roads from today until midnight on Sunday night as motorists look to combine the public holiday with the weekend.

Double demerits will be applied to speeding and seatbelt offences, NSW Transport Centre for Road Safety general manager, Marg Prendergast, said.

Ms Prendergast has reminded drivers to take plenty of rest and look out for early warning signs of fatigue.

"Don't set out if you are already tired and avoid driving when you would normally be sleeping," ahe said.

NSW Chief Traffic Services Commander John Hartley said motorists should beware of water on the roads and road damage following a week of heavy rain in Northern NSW and the Mid North Coast.

"If you speed or risk you or your passengers' lives by not wearing a seatbelt then you will be caught, so please slow down and have a safe Anzac Day long weekend," Supt. Hartley said.


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