Stay safe on roads this Easter

When out and about for Easter or commemorating Anzac Day, please keep road safety top of mind.

Fatigue is one of the big three killers on NSW roads

Being awake for 17 hours or more has a similar effect on your driving as a blood alcohol content of 0.05.

Whether you’re heading away over these holidays or enjoying our local area – get a good night’s sleep before your next drive and don’t drive when you’re feeling tired.

How tired are you? Test how tired you might be before you get behind the wheel, get some tips to help avoid driving tired, and share your results with your friends at

graphic with cartoon bed and text Get a good nights sleep before your next drive'

Celebrate and socialise safely

Leave the car at home, even if you’re only having ‘a couple’. Get a lift, taxi, ride share or public transport and get home safely.

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Double Demerits

Double Demerits will be in force this month

• Over the Easter long weekend, Double Demerits will be in force from Thursday 6 April to Monday 10 April (inclusive).

• For the ANZAC Day weekend, from Friday 21 April to Tuesday 25 April (inclusive).

During this time, police will be targeting:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal mobile phone use
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Not using a child restraint
  • Riding without an approved motorcycle helmet

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School Zones – keep our kids safe

School’s back Monday 24 April.

This means that 40km/hr school zones will be back in force before and after school.

Please slow down when you’re around schools in our local area.

When you see lights flash on the back of buses, it’s a warning that they’re dropping off or picking up children – slow down to 40km/hr and look out for our little ones!

Use a designated drop-off/pick-up area (ie. No Parking) or other safe parking spots to keep our kids safe and minimise traffic congestion.

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