Motorists Reminded of Double Demerits this Long Weekend

Motorists across Manly are being urged to take extra care on the roads this long weekend as double demerits come into effect from Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October.

Member for Manly, James Griffin MP urged drivers to follow the road rules as they travel.

“Many people will be travelling on our roads enjoying this long weekend, so please remember to stick to the sign-posted speed limit,” Mr Griffin said.

“Double demerits will be in effect from Friday morning, 29 September, at 12:01am until 11:59pm on Monday 2 October.

“Heavier fines and double demerit points will apply for offences such as speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence or using a mobile phone illegally.”

Shadow Minister for Police Paul Toole MP said safety is our number one priority.

“The last thing we want to see over this period is an increase in road trauma, which is why double demerits will be in place to deter people from doing the wrong thing and putting lives at risk,” Mr Toole said.

“It is vital everyone slows down, pays attention to the road and doesn’t drink and drive so that everyone on the road can arrive at their destination safely.

“Speeding, fatigue and drink and drug driving remain the biggest killers on NSW roads and the NSW Police Force will be out in numbers ensuring that if you do the wrong thing, you will be caught.”