Police out for the long weekends

johnboy 27 September 2013 7

ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the Labour Day and ACT Family and Community Day long weekend holiday periods.

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.

“ACT Policing is asking the Canberra community to enjoy the holiday period, but remember to keep our roads safe by not drinking and driving and staying within the speed limit at all times. Make sure you fasten your seatbelt and remember it is your responsibility to ensure that all occupants of your vehicle are wearing their seatbelts too.”

“To those in the Community travelling interstate, ensure you are well rested before embarking on a long journey and never drive when you are tired and fatigued. Also, it is advisable to take regular rest breaks every two hours when travelling extended distances.”

“ACT Policing asks for motorists to stick to the speed limits at all times and to drive to the conditions of the roads. Speed limits are the maximum speed you must travel on a road in any conditions.”

Double demerits will 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, October 4) through to midnight (Monday, October 7) inclusive.

The ACT road toll for 2013 currently sits at six.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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7 Responses to Police out for the long weekends
magiccar9 magiccar9 8:38 am 28 Sep 13

Why is it they can now choose what received double demerits and what receives ‘an extra point’. Makes a bit of a joke of the system if they get to pick and choose whatever they want.

curlylocks curlylocks 8:07 am 28 Sep 13

I had to drive from Canberra to Goulburn and back yesturday and did not see one police car at all

milkman milkman 8:49 pm 27 Sep 13

Saw this earlier while they were taking the photo. Shame they kept the old valiant and falcon hidden up the back.

Sandman Sandman 5:58 pm 27 Sep 13

Why did they hide the old classic patrol cars up the back?

Mike Bessenger Mike Bessenger 4:04 pm 27 Sep 13

They’re all illegally going the wrong way.

Solidarity Solidarity 1:24 pm 27 Sep 13

0.08 has been the limit for most of his driving career anyway

Solidarity Solidarity 1:22 pm 27 Sep 13

Protip for baddies, commit your crimes while the coppers are doing a PR shoot!

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