Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Extra traffic resources deployed this Easter

    12/04/2017 9:45 AM
     
    • ​Extra traffic resources deployed across WA this Easter to encourage holiday makers to drive safely
    • Booze buses, marked and unmarked patrol cars, motorcycles with radars and mobile speed cameras will be deployed to high-risk roads
    • Double demerit points will apply from 12.01am Thursday until 11.59pm on Easter Monday

    Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has reminded Western Australians, particularly those travelling to regional WA to catch up with family and friends, to take extra care on the roads this Easter.

     

    Mrs Roberts said Easter was traditionally a dangerous time on our State's roads.  There had been 15 fatal and six critical road crashes over the past four Easter long weekends, with up to four people losing their lives at this time each year.

     

    Speed, drink and drug driving, inattention and failing to wear seatbelts continued to be the major causal factors in fatal and serious crashes.

     

    Police resources including booze buses, marked and unmarked patrol cars, motorcycles with radars and mobile speed cameras will be deployed further into regional WA than previous campaigns to maximise enforcement.

     

    Every police district in the State has an action plan for Easter and officers have been instructed to maximise the number of random breath and drug tests conducted during this campaign.

     

    Double demerit points will apply tomorrow (April 13) from 12.01am until 11.59pm on Easter Monday (April 17).

     

    Comments attributed to Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "This weekend should be all about family and friends and not remembered for years to come with tragedy.

     

    "There will be a huge police traffic presence on the roads this Easter to help curb road trauma by targeting dangerous and illegal driving behaviour.

     

    "My message to motorists is please drive to the rules and keep our roads, and your passengers, safe this Easter."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6900