Christmas traffic delays on Illawarra, South Coast roads

Traffic is building across the Illawarra and South Coast as people hit the roads for Christmas. 

See below for the latest updates on traffic delays across both regions.

Motorists are reminded Operation Safe Arrival,  the state’s Christmas and New Year road safety campaign, started at 12.01am on December 15 and ends at 11.59pm on January 1. 

Double demerits are in place for all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle-helmet offences.

The double demerit period runs for eleven days – from December 22 until January 1 inclusive.

Police have urged people to take more care on the roads as Christmas approaches.

The road toll since Operation Safe Arrival began stands at 11 on Saturday morning, with three people dying in road crashes on Friday.

Heavy southbound traffic on the Princes Highway in Albion Park Rail on Friday afternoon. Picture: Adam McLean

Heavy southbound traffic on the Princes Highway in Albion Park Rail on Friday afternoon. Picture: Adam McLean

This story Christmas traffic delays on Illawarra, South Coast roads first appeared on Illawarra Mercury.

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