Drive safe this Easter

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NSW Police has launched Easter Operation 2024, a highly visible statewide traffic operation with a focus on reducing road fatalities and road trauma this Easter long weekend.

From 12.01am on Thursday, March 28 until 11.59pm on Monday, April 1, double demerits are in force for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone, and motorcycle helmet offences. Officers will also be targeting other high-risk driver behaviour, including drink, drug, dangerous, and distracted driving.

Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism, Yasmin Catley, said everyone has a role to play this long weekend.

“Police will be out across all our major roads, highways and local streets targeting bad behaviour. We want everyone to enjoy the break, but please drive carefully, and more importantly return home to your loved ones safely,” she said.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden, said the five-day operation would see a strong police presence this long weekend, aimed at ensuring the safety of all road users.

“We want all of you to arrive safely at your destination and enjoy the Easter long weekend with loved ones, so we are asking every person who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle or hops on a motorcycle, to be responsible and do everything they can to keep themselves, their passengers and other road users safe,” he said.

“Make no mistake, our police will be out and about this long weekend – including on major road networks and on local streets – to stop those doing the wrong thing. Those selfish individuals who think they can blatantly disregard the road rules and put the broader community at risk are on notice.”

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