Independent Chair of the Road Safety Council, D’Arcy Holman, has reminded all motorists that if you have a drink over the Labour Day long weekend, plan not to drive.
Professor Holman has also reminded drivers that double demerit points are in place over the long weekend.
NOTE - DOUBLE DEMERIT POINTS APPLY FROM FRIDAY 4TH MARCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY 7TH MARCH.
To encourage safe driving behaviour over the long weekend, drivers will incur double demerit points if caught drink or drug driving, speeding, failing to wear a seat belt or carrying passengers in the open load space of a vehicle.
“To avoid double demerit points, remember don’t drink or drug drive, stay within the posted speed limit and make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt and not travelling in an open load space,” Professor Holman said.
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Richard Barry, Office of Road Safety, 0417 939 743