National road toll hits 29 after fatality in NSW

THE national holiday road toll has reached 29 after the death of a motorcyclist in New South Wales on Saturday.

A man, believed to be in his 60s was riding a motorcycle when it collided with a Mazda ute north of Grafton.

He died at the scene, while the ute driver was not hurt in the crash.

The fatality on the Summerland Way pushed the NSW holiday road toll to nine deaths since December 23.

In Queensland, police had not reported any more deaths on roads in that state since a quad bike rider died after a crash on Friday.

Other states' and territories' current holiday road tolls stood at six in Victoria; three in the Northern Territory and four each in South Australia and Western Australia.

There have been no deaths in Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory since the holiday road blitz started.Double demerit points remain in place in both Queensland and NSW until January 4.



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