Double Demerits In Place This Long Weekend
Double demerits will be in force over the long weekend, with police urging the public to stay safe over the Australia Day period.
The campaign will kick off on January 25, with double demerits in place until January 28.
This applies to offences such as speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seatbelt and riding without a helmet.
“Uniformed and plain-clothes police will be patrolling the streets, targeting alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour,” Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb APM said.
“We ask that the public take responsibility for your actions, look after your mates and drink in moderation to avoid any negative interactions with police.
“Alcohol can impair your judgement and you can find yourself a victim of crime or before the courts – we don’t want either of these for you or your friends.
“There will be additional police resources deployed on the ground, in the air, and on the water to ensure crowd movements are managed safely.”