Take a break this Easter long weekend and live to tell the tale, police say

ON THE ROADS: NSW Police Senior Constable Duncan Arnold with a breathalyser. Pictures: Ellie-Marie Watts
ON THE ROADS: NSW Police Senior Constable Duncan Arnold with a breathalyser. Pictures: Ellie-Marie Watts

Motorists hitting Port roads this Easter have been urged to take note of the warning signs of fatigue before getting behind the wheel.

Police will target all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle/helmet offences, which will attract double demerit points but want drivers to take personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and passengers.

Operation Tortoise, the state's Easter long-weekend road safety operation, will start at 12.01am on Thursday, April 18 and will run until 11.59am on Monday, April 22.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said with the Easter and Anzac Day holidays so close together more cars were expected on the road.

"We want motorists to take to the road responsibly and safely," Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said.

Double demerits will return on 12.01am Wednesday, April 24 until 11.59pm on Sunday, April 28 as part of Operation Go Slow across the Anzac Day public holidays.


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