Police will be out in force this long weekend

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Drivers are being urged to take extra care and be patient on roads across the state this long weekend, with police warning roads will be busy.

Double demerit points will be in place from 12am Friday, June 11 to midnight Monday, June 14 and police will be out in force for Operation Queen's Birthday 2021.

Police and emergency services minister David Elliott said there was no excuse for any behaviour which endangers the lives of others.

"We want everyone to enjoy the Queen's Birthday long weekend, but I urge you to do so safely. We do not want any fatalities on our roads," Mr Elliott said.

"There is no excuse, when you flout the law you put the lives of others at risk.

"Celebrate safely, abide by the road rules and do not drink and drive."

Transport and roads minister Andrew Constance said just five kilometres over the speed limit could make a big difference when it came to stopping in time and not stopping at all.

"For everyone out on the road this long weekend, whether you are travelling far from home or just around the corner, stick to the speed limit and drive safely to keep yourself and others safe," Mr Constance said.

"It is great that we have already seen the number of speeding-related fatalities come down this year, but we really need more people to think about their choices behind the wheel because you can be caught anywhere, anytime."

Regional transport and roads minister Paul Toole urged motorists not to start their holiday on the wrong note by doing the wrong thing on our roads.

"We know a lot of people will be heading out to regional NSW this long weekend, so I'm reminding drivers travelling long distances to stop for a break along the way to avoid fatigue, stick to the speed limit, obey the road rules and drive to the conditions," Mr Toole said.

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