Road safety upgrades and double demerits for Easter
Road users are urged to slow down, drive safely and think of others this Easter long weekend.
A new safety barrier and rumble strips have been built at the location of Boxing Day’s tragic crash involving the Falkholt family ahead of the Easter long weekend.
Upgrades on the Princes Highway near Bendalong were fast-tracked to ensure completion by Easter. Further work to widen the road begins in April 2018.
The NSW Government has also introduced laws to Parliament addressing drug-driving and enabling cameras to detect drivers distracted by their mobile phones.
Double demerit points will be in place over the Easter long weekend and NSW Police Force will have a high-visibility presence right across the state.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said these safety measures are just a small part of the safety improvements being funded through the NSW Government's Road Safety Plan.
“Crashes don’t just impact the drivers involved – they tear families apart and cause unimaginable grief among our communities,” Ms Berejiklian said.
NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn added, "Driving is a privilege not a right and motorists need to be accountable for their decisions.”