TAK­ING CARE OF VUL­NER­A­BLE ROAD USERS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

WA Po­lice will tar­get danger­ous driv­ing with op­er­a­tions at Perth in­ter­sec­tions and fo­cus­ing on mo­tor­cy­clists through­out the month. Last year, 37 per cent of all peo­ple killed in crashes on WA roads were vul­ner­a­ble road users, in­clud­ing 39 mo­tor­cy­clists and two mo­tor­cy­cle pas­sen­gers, 16 pedes­tri­ans, eight cy­clists, two gopher rid­ers, one scooter rider and one trail bike rider. Po­lice will en­force road rules that re­late to be­hav­iours which in­crease the risks faced by vul­ner­a­ble road users, be­cause th­ese peo­ple do not have the same level of pro­tec­tion as other mo­torists. We will fo­cus on driv­ers who place vul­ner­a­ble road users at risk, and also the be­hav­iour of mo­tor­cy­clists, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans who dis­obey road rules. Po­lice will tar­get drunk and drug-af­fected driv­ers, danger­ous, dis­qual­i­fied and dis­tracted driv­ers. - Com­man­der Craig Don­ald­son

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