Obey road rules and arrive safely at your destination: police

Supt Mick SutherlandSouth Western Times

Traditionally over the Christmas and New Year period the number of vehicles travelling to and from the South West increases, meaning there is also an increased risk of road trauma.

People are always time poor and foolishly attempt to make up that time on the roads.

They want to visit loved ones, exchange gifts and enjoy each other’s company before heading on to the next celebration.

A momentary lapse of concentration can have dire consequences that will last a lifetime, affecting not just family and friends but the WA community as well.

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WA Police will again be out in force over this seasonal break to provide an increased presence on our roads targeting drink-driving, speeding, the non-use of restraints, mobile phone offences, unlicensed driving and unlicensed vehicles.

All we ask is that all road users drive safely to their chosen destination, show respect and courtesy and obey the road rules.

These laws are there for the benefit of everyone and if you heed this message your Christmas will be much more enjoyable.

Police and other emergency services will be working over this very busy period to keep the WA community and road users safe with many of these people missing out on special family celebrations that everyone takes for granted.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas.

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