POLICE will conduct high-visibility patrols on major roads in and out of Canberra over the Labour Day and ACT Family and Community Day long weekend holiday periods.
Double demerits will also apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences over the Labour Day long weekend beginning at midnight on Friday through to midnight on Monday inclusive.
Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said with large numbers of motorists travelling in and out of Canberra over the holiday periods, drivers are reminded to obey speed limits, take regular breaks and be patient and alert when driving in heavy traffic conditions.
“All motorists driving, either in the ACT or interstate, need to heed the warnings put in place to ensure that they have a safe journey on the roads,” Acting Superintendent Anderson said.
The ACT road toll for 2013 currently sits at six.