Small price to pay for safety on roads

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opnion -

IM­POR­TANT new road safety mea­sures are be­ing in­tro­duced in WA in com­ing weeks that will hope­fully de­ter drink-driv­ers.

From Oc­to­ber 24, re­peat drink-driv­ers will be re­quired to in­stall al­co­hol in­ter­lock de­vices to their ve­hi­cles.

There is no doubt the new laws will be ex­pen­sive and in­con­ve­nient for some.

It is a small price to pay com­pared with the phys­i­cal and emo­tional cost of road trauma.

Ac­cord­ing to Road Safety Com­mis­sion fig­ures, one in five fa­tal crashes in WA in­volve drink-driv­ing.

Any mea­sures that will help re­duce that shock­ing num­ber should be wel­comed. Tony O’Hur­ley, Mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent lawyer, Slater and Gor­don.

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