Plan ahead for travel this long weekend
04 June, 2020
With travel restrictions easing, people are urged to plan ahead, allow extra journey time and stay safe this Queen’s Birthday long weekend for travel in NSW.
The long weekend is an opportunity for people to get away with family and friends, but the safety of the community must come first.
This is the first time many people have been able to travel across NSW since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced in March.
There will be an increase in public transport use in NSW over the holiday weekend, with more services added to some busy routes in metropolitan areas.
Extra precautions remain on the public transport network.
Enhanced cleaning will still be exercised across the network, and teams of marshals will remain mobile and deployed to key regional hubs.
If travelling, plan your trip , follow health advice about physical distancing and personal hygiene, and be prepared to wait for the next service if the first bus that comes along is at capacity.
With the increased number of people moving around, there is an increased risk on our roads.
Make sure you obey the speed limit and drive to the conditions, don’t drive tired, don’t use a phone while driving, and don’t get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.
Double demerits will apply from Friday 5 June to Monday June 8 inclusive for all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences across the long weekend.
Friday 5 June is also a school day so be mindful of children and be aware that double demerit points also apply to relevant school zone offences.
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