Stay safe and be cau­tious on roads

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

CITY of Swan staff and lo­cal po­lice are calling on res­i­dents to take care on the roads over the Easter long week­end.

Ellenbrook Po­lice se­nior sergeant Wal Bri­er­ley urged driv­ers to be cau­tious and un­der­stand­ing when trav­el­ling over the four-day week­end.

He said po­lice would be out in force tar­get­ing speed­ing, drink driv­ing, mo­bile phone use while driv­ing, and peo­ple not wear­ing seat­belts.

“Peo­ple have a ten­dency to get frus­trated when they are driv­ing and try­ing to get some­where in a hurry, so my mes­sage would be to try and be un­der­stand­ing, cour­te­ous and pa­tient,” he said.

“Have for­bear­ance when oth­ers make mis­takes, fol­low the road rules and come home safe.”

There have been 34 peo­ple killed on WA roads since the start of the year.

Swan Mayor David Lu­cas said each year the City, to­gether with the cities of Stir­ling and Joon­dalup, hosted a Bless­ing of the Roads cer­e­mony to pro­mote road safety.

“The City is com­mit­ted to a fu­ture of zero deaths and se­ri­ous in­juries on our roads, but we need your help to achieve this goal,” he said.

“I ask each and ev­ery road user to be cour­te­ous, care­ful and pa­tient when trav­el­ling this Easter; and spread word to our fam­ily and friends.

“By work­ing to­gether to be safer on the road this long week­end, we can make our roads safer for ev­ery­one.”

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