Double demerits on Anzac long weekend

With Anzac Day approaching many people will be attending events in Leeton and the surrounding areas.

Travellers are urged to pay attention to road closures in town centres where marches may be occurring on Tuesday, March 25.

Drivers are also being reminded double demerit points will come into effect fro the Anzac Day long weekend starting on midnight Friday, April 21 and running until midnight Tuesday April 25.

Drivers travelling over the holiday period are asked by NSW Police and local council to take care, plan their journeys and watch their speeds.

NSW Police said they have issued more speeding tickets this year during double demerit periods than in comparison to other years.

"All vehicle drivers should take particular care over this period as double demerits will be in place,”Leeton shire road safety officer Steph Puntorero said.

“Double demerits and increased fines may lead to a loss of licence but drivers should understand that there is no such thing as safe speeding.

With Anzac day long weekend signalling the end of school holidays drivers are being warned to expect high volumes of traffic on the roads with many people returning from holidays.

Mrs Puntoriero also reminded drivers if they plan there trip accordingly there is no reason to be speeding.

Leeton residents are reminded during the Anzac Day ceremonies their will be road closures around the main street.

From 5.30am to 7.30 am Kurrajong Avenue, Pine Avenue, Wade Avenue and Chelsmford Place will be closed for the Dawn Service.

While starting at 9.30am until 11.30am Kurrajong Avenue, Pine Avenue, Palm Avenue and Wade Avenue South will be closed for the main service.

Road closures will be clearly sign posted and detours marked.

For those looking for parking for the Anzac Day observances council has outlined Sycamore Street car park behind the main street as the closest location.