Police are urging drivers to be patient and vigilant on the roads as holiday-makers head for home after the Easter long weekend.
Motorists have been warned to slow down as part of Operation Tortoise, with the long weekend road toll currently standing at four, one more than the 2016 Easter period.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said drivers continued to put lives at risk with dangerous behaviour and warned motorists to expect delays.
“Police continue to be out in force today – spending their day away from their own family and friends – in order to keep people safe on the roads,” Mr Corboy said.
“As people return from their long-weekend holidays, the last thing we want to see is a tragic scene where someone has lost their life or killed another, simply because they are rushing.
“Three people have already died during this long weekend. With a combination of heavy traffic and people not obeying the law, I fear that we could see more people die on our roads.
“Please slow down, it is more important to get you and your family home safe, than to not get home at all.
As of Monday morning, police had issued more than 6000 speeding infringements, charged almost 200 drivers with drink driving and responded to more than 270 major crashes.
Double demerits will remains in place until midnight, April 17.
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