NSW Police's Operation Safe Arrival campaign continues, double demerits begin

Police will be out in force during the double demerits period, which ends on January 3. Picture: Supplied
Police will be out in force during the double demerits period, which ends on January 3. Picture: Supplied

Police are urging motorists to stay alert in order to avoid their trip becoming the next tragedy over the coming weeks.

Double demerits came into effect from midnight on Thursday, December 21 and will continue through to Frday, January 1.

The operation targets potentially fatal infringements, including speeding, drink and drug-driving, phone use, and not wearing seat belts.

The double demerits period takes place as part of the NSW Police’s Operation Safe Arrival campaign.

Operation Safe Arrival began on December 15.

Since the operation began, police have issued around 17,000 infringements across NSW.

Assistant Commissioner of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Michael Corby, urged all drivers to pay attention to road conditions and allow plenty of travel time.

"We have seen some poor decisions made by a handful of motorists across the state," he said.

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