Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Minister urges drivers to slow down on Indian Ocean Drive

    23/08/2017 3:20 PM
     
    • ​Several drivers caught by police for excessive speeds on Indian Ocean Drive

    Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has expressed disappointment after several drivers on Indian Ocean Drive were caught by police travelling at highly dangerous speeds.

     

    The latest - a man caught speeding by Jurien Bay police on Monday - was allegedly travelling at 154 kilometres per hour.  He told police he was in a rush to get home to pack for a holiday.  The man has been fined $1,000 and penalised seven demerit points

     

    Over the weekend, Lancelin police caught a man speeding at 147kmh while his two children were in the car

     

    A third driver was clocked at 143kmh, just one day after the tragedy in which three people lost their lives in a horrific crash on the same road.

     

    Five minutes later, police stopped another driver for travelling at 137kmh.

     

    Speed is a major factor in fatal and serious injury road crashes on all Western Australian roads.

     

    Comments attributed to Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "After the week we have had on this road, it is incredibly disappointing that people are still driving at these excessive and dangerous speeds.

     

    "There is no excuse, it is completely irresponsible and puts the lives of all road users at risk.

     

    "We've made no secret of the fact police are paying very close attention to Indian Ocean Drive and they will continue to do so.

     

    "School holidays are just a month away and with the weather clearing, I expect many people will use Indian Ocean Drive to visit some of the popular towns along that part of the coast.

     

    "Drivers need to slow down to save lives and prevent serious injury."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6900