Don’t forget double demerits are in effect

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SIMON Corbell is reminding Canberrans that double demerits are in effect for the Easter and Anzac Day long weekends.

“Double demerit points for the Easter period will apply from Thursday, 17 April, to Monday, 21 April, inclusive and for the Anzac Day period from Thursday, 24 April, until Sunday, 27 April, inclusive,” Simon said.

“Six demerit points can be applied to the licence of any driver who does not wear a seatbelt or who permits passengers under 16 years of age to travel in a vehicle unrestrained.

“If drivers exceed the speed limit this Easter period by more than 15km/h and up to 30km/h, 6 demerit points will be applied, while exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/h or more will result in 12 demerit points being applied and the risk of licence suspension.

“In addition, drivers who commit other offences, such as running red lights or failing to stop at stop signs, will receive one extra demerit point on top of the usual number applied.”

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