Canowindra drivers be warned: It's eight days of double demerits

Canowindra motorists are being reminded that double demerits will be in place for eight days during this month's Easter and Anzac Day holiday period.

Police will be out in force over the Easter and Anzac period with double demerit points in place from Thursday.

Police will be out in force over the Easter and Anzac period with double demerit points in place from Thursday.

Motorists should be extra careful on the road this Easter with a big increase in traffic expected in Canowindra to coincide with the Balloon Challenge.

Double demerits will start on Thursday, April 18 and initially run to Monday, April 22.

Then there will be a one day break before they start again on April 24 and run through to April 28, inclusive. The period applies from midnight of the start date to midnight on the finish date, meaning this month there will be a total of eight days where double demerit penalties will be in place.

Double demerit points apply for speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences. Drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period can expect to be hit with the fine as well as up to 10 demerits.

Additional police vehicles will be out patrolling the streets of the Canowindra over the break.

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