Double Demerits In Force Tomorrow

Ahead of Australia Day weekend

Double Demerits In Force Tomorrow

The NSW Police Force have launched Operation Safe Return ahead of the Australia Day weekend, with double demerits in action.

The campaign starts on Thursday January 25 at 12.01am and concludes on Sunday January 28 at 11.59pm.

Double demerits will be in force for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences.

"We’ve seen over the Christmas period and into 2018 that lives are being lost on the road because some motorists have not been able to simply stay in their lane. Why?” Deputy Commissioner Burn said.

“This is why we talk about speeding, being distracted, driving when tired, alcohol and drug driving and not wearing seat belts.

 “This weekend is all about getting from A to B and ensuring everyone can make a "Safe Return" and not sacrificing safety in moments of impatience or distraction while driving.”