Operation CROSSROADS is an Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) coordinated initiative that takes place over the Easter, Christmas and New Year holiday periods, and aims to:
- help keep roads safe
- reduce the number of collisions and fatalities
- reduce associated road trauma
- increase driver awareness and journey planning.
This Christmas and New Year period (23 December 2013 - 3 January 2014), Operation Crossroads seeks to reduce road trauma by raising awareness of road safety issues, in particular the ‘big five’:
ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the Christmas and New Year period as part of Operation CROSSROADS.
With large numbers of motorists travelling in and out of Canberra over summer, drivers are reminded to obey speed limits, take regular breaks and be patient and alert when driving in heavy traffic conditions.
Double demerits will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences. Double demerit points will be effective from Friday 20 December 2013 until Wednesday 1 January 2014 inclusive.
Operation Crossroads also supports the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety which was launched in May 2011.
Further information is available from the ANZPAA website.