Police issue Anzac Day-period warning: go slow or face the consequences

TAKE CARE: Double demerits will be handed out during this weekend's Operation Go Slow, which will continue through to Anzac Day.

TAKE CARE: Double demerits will be handed out during this weekend's Operation Go Slow, which will continue through to Anzac Day.

POLICE are urging motorists to take it easy behind the wheel this weekend and through to Anzac Day as Operation Go Slow looks to target offending motorists on NSW roads.

Motorists will have extra reason to follow the rules during the operation which comes with double demerits for speeding, mobile phones, seatbelt, and motorcycle helmet offences. 

It comes after young drivers were prominent among those caught during the Easter long weekend by police in the Bathurst area, including a male P-plater driving at 135 kilometres an hour along Hereford Street.

Officers will have a highly-visible presence on the roads during this weekend’s operation, aiming to reduce fatalities as the state’s total moves past 100 deaths in 2017. 

Police Minister Troy Grant said drivers need to act responsibly.

“We encourage people to get out and enjoy all NSW has to offer this long weekend, but to act responsibly and considerately on our roads,” he said.

“No police officer should have to face a roadside tragedy, and no family member should have to get that devastating phone call or knock on their front door.”

Operation Go Slow will continue until 11.59pm on Tuesday.

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