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When do double demerits start over this Easter long weekend?

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Motorists are being warned to slow down and take care as holidaymakers hit the road over the Easter long weekend.

Double demerits and huge fines will be in place across several states as police look to crackdown on dangerous driving such as speeding and using a mobile phone while driving.

Double demerits are in place NSW, ACT and Western Australia – for five consecutive days  from Thursday, March 28 up until, and including, Monday, April 1. 

Double demerit points apply for speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seat belt and riding without a motorcycle helmet.

The NRMA warns motorists in the NSW and ACT that mobile phone detection cameras remain active during the double demerit period.

Drivers caught using their phones will face a $352 fine, or $469 if in a school zone, along with 10 demerit points.

Drivers have been warned to stay safe on the roads as motorists head interest during the Easter long weekend which begins on Friday (pictured stock image)

Drivers have been warned to stay safe on the roads as motorists head interest during the Easter long weekend which begins on Friday (pictured stock image)

NSW

Double demerits in NSW will be in force from Thursday, 28 March and continue until 11.59pm on Monday April, 1. 

Motorists will be hit with double the points for speeding, illegally using their mobile phones, not wearing their seatbelt, and riding a motorcycle without a helmet. 

Under the scheme first introduced in 1997, anyone caught speeding, speaking on their mobile phone, riding without a helmet or not wearing a seatbelt will lose double the normal amount of points from their license and getting fined twice as much. 

NSW Police say they will also be targeting other high-risk driver behaviour, including the Four Ds – drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving. 

Police (pictured) will be handing out double demerit points in some states and territories to drivers for a range of driving offences including speeding and illegally using a mobile phone

Police (pictured) will be handing out double demerit points in some states and territories to drivers for a range of driving offences including speeding and illegally using a mobile phone

Australian Capital Territory 

The ACT will also enforce the double demerits system from the start of Thursday, through until Easter Monday. 

The nation’s capital will be running an almost identical double demerits scheme.

It will begin and end at the same time as NSW and will be particularly focused on speeding offences, motorists using their mobile phones, not wearing a seatbelt and riders without a helmet.

Any other traffic offences will result in an additional demerit point being wiped from your license.

Drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period will be hit with a $352 fine ($469 in a school zone) and 10 demerits.

An ACT Police spokesperson confirmed there will be an increased police presence on the roads this long weekend. 

Motorists caught drink and drug driving and not wearing a seatbelt will also be handed double demerit points (pictured a police officer speaking to a driver)

Motorists caught drink and drug driving and not wearing a seatbelt will also be handed double demerit points (pictured a police officer speaking to a driver)

Western Australia

Police in WA will enforce double the demerit points from this Thursday up until Easter Monday. 

Speeding, drink and drug driving, and not wearing a seatbelt will all attract the penalty. 

Using a mobile phone while driving, going through a red light and not having toddlers fitted into a child restraint will also be a punishable offence under the system. 

Motorists will be hit with a massive 14 demerit points, if they are caught having a device fitted into their vehicle that is designed to avoid speed cameras. 

Driving a vehicle in a way that is designed to avoid being spotted by a speed camera, is also a punishable offence. 

A spokesman from the WA Road Safety Commission, said there will be a heavy police presence across WA roads over the long weekend.

Officers will be targeting speeding, drink driving, and seatbelt offences.

The state government said the measures are in place, to protect motorists and pedestrians. 

Mobile speed detection cameras (pictured) will also be out in force over the Easter long weekend

Mobile speed detection cameras (pictured) will also be out in force over the Easter long weekend

Queensland

Queensland has a permanent double demerits system which differs from the holiday-based system in other states.

Drivers who commit repeat offences in Queensland are hit with the heavier penalties.

Specifically, if a driver commits the same offence two or more times in a 12 month period, double demerit points will apply to the second and any subsequent offences.

Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania

Victoria, South Australia the Northern Territory and Tasmania do not have a double demerits scheme.

But police in those areas will be out in force during the holiday break.

Each state and territory will be ramping up its police presence for the busy Easter break in a bid to bring down the nation’s road toll.

Devices fitted into vehicles designed to avoid speed cameras will also attract double demerit points (pictured a mobile speed camera sign)

Devices fitted into vehicles designed to avoid speed cameras will also attract double demerit points (pictured a mobile speed camera sign)



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