The October long weekend is a popular time for a sneaky pre-Christmas getaway with friends or family. With that in mind, NSW Police are recommending that people be extra cautious on the roads this weekend.
I want all road users to enjoy this long weekend with their families and friends, but I want them to do so safely,” Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden said.
Head of Transport Safety NSW Peter Dunphy, has urged all drivers to exercise extra caution when using the roads this weekend and throughout the school holidays.
“With more people on the road it’s really important people stick to the speed limit, make sure they’re well rested, put the phone away and never ever drive if affected by drugs or alcohol,” Mr Dunphy urged.
“Double Demerits will be in operation over the October long weekend from Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October for all speeding, seatbelt and mobile phone offences to encourage holidaymakers to drive safely.”
Operation Labour Day 2023 commences at 12.01am on Friday 29 September and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday 2 October.