Double demerits in force across Queanbeyan and Monaro for Anzac Day long weekend

SLOW DOWN: Police will be out in force across the Anzac Day long weekend.
SLOW DOWN: Police will be out in force across the Anzac Day long weekend.

Monaro police hope Easter’s fatality-free weekend on the region’s roads will be replicated during the Anzac Day double demerits period.

Operation Go Slow began on Friday morning and followed last weekend's Operation Tortoise.

Police will once again target speeding, drug and alcohol impairment, mobile phone use, fatigue and seatbelt offences.

The Anzac Day long weekend coincides with the end of school holidays, with Traffic and Highway Patrol command assistant commissioner Michael Corboy warning of a busy period on the roads.

He urged drivers to slow down over the weekend.

“100 people have already died on our roads this year, while we can’t take back those lives that have been lost, we can prevent more deaths on our roads,” he said.

“For this reason, and this reason alone, you will see more police again out on our roads this weekend taking licences away from those who choose to put themselves and others at risk.”

Four people died on NSW roads over the Easter long weekend, but no fatalities or serious crashes were recorded in the Monaro region.

Speeding and drink driving, however, posed a problem for local officers.

Operation Go Slow began at midnight on Friday and will continue until 11.59pm on Tuesday.