NSW Police Get Creative With PSA Video For The Long Weekend
The NSW Police have done a great job the past few years by using creative, and even funny campigns, to help get their messages across.
And with the long weekend upon us, they have produced anew 'game-show' style video to highlight the fines and demerit points that drivers can attract over the Labour Day long weekend.
The video offers drivers special “bargains” and “two-for-one deals” that you DON'T want to collect.
As the video highlights, drivers in NSW not wearing a seatbelt will be fined up to $337 and docked six demerit points.
The same penalty also applies to motorcycle and scooter riders who don’t wear a helmet.
If you get caught speeding the fine could be as much as $2435 and 12 demerit points.
Using a mobile phone behind the wheel in NSW will cost drivers as much as $448 and 10 demerit points.
Similar fines and double demerit penalties also apply in the ACT across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
In Victoria it's a public holiday on Friday but Victoria Police confirm no additional fines or penalties apply for drivers.
The same applies tor South Australia where Monday’s Labour Day is not subject to more stringent penalties.
While in Queensland, there are no additional penalties for drivers who break the law this long weekend.
Superintendent Bob Gray said:
“You’re never alone on the road,”
“Every decision you make impacts on the safety of other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists."
“When you speed on the road to reach your destination more quickly, you gamble with the lives of other drivers."
“If you choose to answer or even touch your phone behind the wheel, you’re not only placing your own life and the lives of any passengers at risk — you’re endangering others."
“We all deserve to reach our destination safely. During the past five October long weekends, eight people have died in 41 serious injury crashes.”