Police are reminding drivers that double-demerits started this morning, as Operation Safe arrival continues through the Christmas and New Year period.
Double-demerits started this morning Friday, December 23 and will continue through to Monday, January 2 2017.
State Traffic and Highway Patrol Command acting commander Michael Corboy said double demerits should not be the only deterrent for people over the holiday period.
“Double demerits have already started this morning, and all drivers - especially those on their p-plates - can lose their licence in a flash,” he said.
“While double-demerits are an important deterrent, I want people to be reminded that the real reason you should obey the rules is not to keep your licence, it’s to keep your life.
There have been four fatalities on NSW roads during the past seven days.
“The death toll on the roads stands at 372,” he said.
I don’t see that as a number, I see it as more than 300 families mourning rather than celebrating the holidays.”
Operation Safe Arrival launched last Friday, December 16 and will continue into the New Year, ending on Monday 2 January 2017.
During the operation police want road users to think about the #Five2Arrive; five simple tips for road users in order to arrive home safely:
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