Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

MOST po­lice of­fi­cers won't tell you about the things they have seen on the job. They won't talk about the times they have at­tended se­ri­ous traf­fic crashes and wit­nessed dis­turb­ing scenes of in­jury and death. Or the times they have had to drive a dev­as­tated fam­ily mem­ber to the hos­pi­tal or even worse, the morgue. But they do want you to know they'll do what they can to re­duce the chance of se­ri­ous crashes. Most crashes are caused by ex­ces­sive speed, driv­ers af­fected by drugs and al­co­hol, dis­tracted driv­ers – namely those us­ing mo­bile phones – and un­safe ve­hi­cles. The penal­ties for these of­fences are costly for a good rea­son. Lo­cal po­lice are al­ways on the look­out for driv­ers com­mit­ting the traf­fic of­fences that con­trib­ute to se­ri­ous in­jury and death. Slow down, put your phone down or call a cab and stay safe on the roads.

– Se­nior Sergeant Glenn Swan­nell

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