Double demerit points in force during Easter and Anzac Day period

Double demerit points will be enforced by NSW police during the Easter holidays and Anzac Day period.

Officers will target speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences during Operation Tortoise, a statewide Easter long weekend road safety campaign between Thursday, April 18 and Monday April 22.

For the Anzac Day period, Operation Go Slow will run between Wednesday, April 24 and Sunday, April 28.

One of the key areas officers will target this year is fatigue. Fatigue related crashes are one of the biggest killers on NSW roads so it's important all drivers get a good night's sleep and plan ahead before they get on the road.

Northern Region traffic tactician Chief Inspector Amanda Calder said you shouldn't trust your tired self.

"It is also important to take rest breaks from driving every couple of hours," Chief Inspector Calder said.

"Driving while you are tired compromises your judgement and leaves you more at risk of being involved in a crash that can have fatal or life-long consequences."

With Easter, Anzac Day and school holidays close together, more cars are expected on the road.

"Drivers travelling through known holiday spots should be prepared for additional delays and drive to the conditions," Chief Inspector Calder said.

NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said police will be out in force across the State to ensure all drivers adhere to speed limits.

"This is an exciting time of year when families get together and enjoy themselves. We want everyone to have a great time during the break.

"Often families hit the road for a holiday with the kids, so we want every motorist to take great care behind the wheel this Easter and Anzac Day and ensure they arrive safely at their destination," Mr Elliott said.

NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Paul Toole said everyone must maintain responsibility on the roads.

"We want everyone to make it to their destination safely over the break and help us drive the road toll Towards Zero," Mr Toole said.

"If you're travelling over the next week make sure you plan ahead, get a good night's sleep, drive to the conditions, stick to the speed limit and never ever risk driving if there's a chance you could be affected by drugs or alcohol."

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