His Chiefliness has broken a lengthy silence to warn us that Anzac Day will be celebrated with double demerits for driving offences.
- “Double demerit points will apply from Friday 24 April to Monday 27 April,” Mr Stanhope said. “Police will be targeting speeding and seat belt offences throughout the ACT.
“More people will be on the roads this weekend which means the risk of roads accidents is higher. I urge all drivers to pay extra attention to the driving conditions, to slow down and to not drink and drive,” Mr Stanhope said.
Drivers who don’t not wear a seatbelt or permit passengers under 16 years of age to travel in a vehicle unrestrained risk losing six demerit points this ANZAC Day long weekend.
Drivers who exceed the speed limit by more than 45km/h risk licence suspension or 12 demerit points. Drivers who exceed the speed limit by 31km/h to 45km/h can lose eight demerit points, while driving 16km/h to 30 km/h above the speed limit can attract six demerit points.
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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.