Don't take driving risks: police make Easter plea

Motorists are being reminded to take it easy on country roads and avoid taking risks that could lead to a crash this Easter long weekend.

Operation Tortoise, the state's Easter long-weekend road safety operation, will start at 12.01am on Thursday April 18 and will run until 11.59am on Monday April 22.

Police will be targeting all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle-helmet offences, a police media release issued Tuesday said.

Western Region Traffic Tactician, Inspector Ben Macfarlane, said police in the state's west would continue focusing on arterial roads, many leading to some of the major routes in and out of NSW.

"This includes feeder roads leading to major routes such as the New England, Newell, Barrier and Mitchell highways," Insp Macfarlane said.

"With Easter and Anzac Day holidays so close together this year, we will see more cars on the road, so allow extra travel time and don't let impatience push you into taking risks.

"Drive to the conditions, stick to the speed limit and get a good night's sleep before you travel."

Double demerits will return on 12.01am Wednesday April 24 until 11.59pm on Sunday April 28 as part of Operation Go Slow during Anzac Day.