DOUBLE demerits for the long weekend have wrapped up but police are still dismayed at some drivers.
Operation Slow Down, which saw double demerits and extra police on the roads over the past four days, finished at midnight on Monday.
By late-Monday, four people had died on the state's roads while police issued 1,165 speeding infringements and 42 people were charged with drink driving on day three of the operation.
On Saturday, New England police spotted a car which reversed on Moore Street in Inverell about 12.40pm.
When police stopped and went to confront the driver, they found a 53-year-old man lying across the front seats of the car in what they claim was an attempt to hide from police.
The man, whose licence was suspended police said, was charged with driving on a suspended licence.
He will appear at Inverell Local Court on November 11.
Senior police said it was another example of concerning driving behaviour.
"Unfortunately, four people have died on the roads in three days. While most people are doing the right thing, it is frustrating to see people continue to drink and drive or speed, despite our continued appeals," Traffic top cop, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said.
"It is frustrating for police to see so many motorists doing the wrong thing when we are doing so much to get the message out to drivers about personal accountability.
"While we will continue to stop those motorists, we need this to be a combined effort with all road users."
Operation Slow Down:
Speed infringements: 3,466
Breath tests: 139,618
PCA charges: 159
Major crashes: 242
- (Progressive figures from Friday to Monday)