Police happy with Easter cam­paign

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The Pil­bara dis­trict traf­fic police Easter op­er­a­tion nabbed less than 200 out of thou­sands of mo­torists driv­ing dan­ger­ously in one of their most ex­ten­sive cam­paigns in years.

Of­fi­cers mon­i­tored 5240 driv­ers in just five days over the Easter long week­end in a cam­paign that in­volved a high­way pres­ence from ev­ery sub-dis­trict sta­tion in the re­gion from Co­ral Bay to Newman.

Speed­ing was the main prob­lem area, with 150 in­fringe­ments handed out dis­trict-wide, in­clud­ing a high pro­por­tion of tourists from overseas.

But sta­tis­tics for all other ma­jor driver of­fences were low.

Traf­fic police caught 13 drinkdrivers, 14 peo­ple with­out a seat­belt, and only one per­son driv­ing on a mo­bile phone.

There were no fa­tal­i­ties, se­ri­ous crashes or in­juries all week­end.

Pil­bara dis­trict traf­fic co-or­di­na­tor Sergeant Paul Arnold said he was very pleased the op­er­a­tion had pro­duced such good re­sults.

“We re­ally stamped our foot­print down in our road polic­ing abil­ity, with mas­sive re­sults,” he said.

“It’s one of the most pro­duc­tive cam­paigns that we’ve run in the Pil­bara.”

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