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Easter & ANZAC Day 2019: When Double Demerits Are In Place

Drivers, count this as your warning.

Double demerits will be in place for eight days over the Easter and ANZAC Day holiday period.

Police around the country are reminding drivers to think twice before driving during this extended break.

In NSW, Police will be enforcing double demerits from midnight on Thursday 18th April, through to midnight on Monday 22nd April, and again from midnight on Wednesday 24th April through to Sunday 28th April.

Double demerits will apply to speeding, seatbelt, riding without a helmet and mobile phone offences. In addition to this, an additional demerit point will apply for all other traffic offences.

If you are caught driving without a seatbelt, you will be fined $337 and penalised with six demerit points. This could escalate to up to $1422 and 12 points if four or more passengers are also not restrained.

Drivers caught speeding will cop a find of $119 and 2 demerit points, but again, this could be escalated to 12 demerits and $2435 depending on the offence.

ACT
Police will be enforcing double demerits from Thursday 18th April, through to midnight on Monday 22nd April.

QUEENSLAND
Double demerit points are used all year round for repeat offenders.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Police will be enforcing double demerits from Thursday 18th April, through to midnight on Monday 22nd April.

Double demerit periods are not used in Victoria and South Australia.

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