Slow down for Anzac Day

Centre for Road Safety Executive Director Bernard Carlon has urged motorists to be patient on NSW roads during the ANZAC Day long weekend as Operation Go Slow gets underway.

Officers will target speeding, mobile phone, drug and alcohol, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences. 

Double demerit points will be enforced during the operation.

Mr Carlon said speed is still the biggest killer on the roads.

“Last year 157 people lost their lives on our roads because someone was driving too fast.

“You can’t always predict what lies ahead and if you have a crash at a higher speed, you are more likely to be killed or seriously injured,” Mr Carlon said.

Operation Go Slow began at 12.01am this morning, April 21, and will conclude on Tuesday, April 25 at 11.59pm.