Police urge drivers to be patient ahead of the Easter long weekend

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ACT Policing is urging drivers to slow down and put the phone away this Easter long weekend, with double demerits in place from Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April. 

With increased traffic on the roads, particularly on the Kings Highway as Canberrans head to the coast, motorists can expect to see police along busy routes. 

Officer in Charge of Road Policing, acting Inspector Mark Richardson said busy roads were no excuse for dangerous driving. 

“We would much rather you be delayed by a few minutes or even an hour, than have a crash,” Acting Inspector Richardson said. 

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. That means slow down, overtake safely and pay attention to the road. Put the phone down because we want you to get to your destination safely. Help us do that by driving as safely as you can.” 

Double Demerit points will apply in the ACT from Thursday, 28 March until Monday, 1 April 2024. For all speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, riding without a helmet and mobile phone offences, double the usual demerit points will apply, and as a further long-weekend road safety measure, an additional demerit point applies for all other traffic offences. 



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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