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Police targeting the Four Ds: drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving, this Easter long weekend

ROAD users are encouraged to look out for each other while travelling over Easter, ahead of a state-wide police operation.

Easter Operation 2021 will begin at 12.01am tomorrow (Thursday April 1 2021) and run until 11:59pm on Monday April 5 2021.

Double-demerit points are in force throughout the period for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences.

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

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb, is reminding road users to be extra careful, with roads expected to be busy over the long weekend.

“With COVID19 restricting travel last Easter, we expect people to take full advantage of being able to holiday across NSW and interstate this year,” Assistant Commissioner Webb said.

“We want you to enjoy our beautiful state, but please drive carefully, particularly where roads may be unfamiliar.

“At the heart of our policing is always public safety. We want all of you to arrive at your destination and enjoy Easter with loved ones.”

Motorists should plan their trip in advance using livetraffic.com or by visiting the SES website.


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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