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Take care, or cop a fine

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

With the Easter and Anzac Day breaks being so close together this year, all motorists are reminded the double demerit points period will be extended this year.

Only one day will separate the period between Easter and Anzac Day.

Double demerits are in effect from 12.01am on Thursday, April 18 to 11.59pm on Monday, April 22.

The Anzac Day double demerit period then runs from 12.01am on Wednesday, April 24 to 11.59pm on Sunday, April 28.

Also coinciding with the Easter school holidays, local police are reminding everyone to take care.

Double demerit points apply for speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences during all holiday periods such as long weekends, Christmas, New Year and Easter.

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.

Police urge everyone travelling this holiday period to ‘stop, revive and survive’.