As we get ready to celebrate Australia Day and with school holidays coming to an end for thousands of local students, drivers are being reminded that double demerit points will be in force for five days.
Forbes, Parkes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said that double demerit points would be in force from Friday, 22 January to Tuesday, 26 January for all speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences.
“Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads this holiday period. Driving over the speed limit to save a couple of minutes, pushing on driving when you are tired, answering your mobile phone whilst behind the wheel and driving after a few drinks isn’t worth the risk of not arriving at all,” Melanie said.
“We all have a part to play in reducing the number of crashes and risks. Remember to slow down, schedule plenty of breaks during your trip, don’t drink and drive, limit distractions in the car and ensure all your passengers are wearing their seatbelt,” Parkes Highway Patrol Sergeant Martin Ling said.