Double demerits this weekend


SIMON Corbell is reminding motorists that with a long weekend coming up their sins will be doubly severe.

“From Friday 6 June till Monday 9 June double demerit points will apply to seatbelt offences and speeding drivers in the ACT and NSW,” Simon said.

The Australian Federal Police will target speeding throughout the ACT. Drivers who exceed the speed limit by 45km/h or more can accrue 12 demerit points and have their licence suspended. Drivers who do not wear a seatbelt or who allows passengers under the age of 16 to travel in a vehicle unrestrained can accrue six demerit points.

Drivers who commit other offences such as running red lights and failing to stop at stop signs will receive one extra demerit point on top of the usual number applied.

“The Queen’s birthday weekend is also the start of the ski season, and those travelling to ski areas should remember that road conditions may be wet and slippery.

“Drivers should monitor road conditions and carry snow chains.”


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