Don't forget that the October long weekend is this weekend, and Friday is a school day as well as a double demerit points day.

On Friday afternoon make sure you remember those schools zones. If you are travelling on the Northern Road out the front of St Doms and you don't realise it is a school day you will lose 12 points.

This is also the first long weekend with the increased mobile phone penalties. Because it is now 5 points on a normal day, you would lose 10 points over the long weekend. Just leave your mobile in the boot unless you have a full license and an approved mount.



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