Po­lice plea to take ex­tra care on roads

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

Christ­mas may be over but peo­ple are be­ing re­minded to stay vig­i­lant on the roads.

Man­jimup po­lice will be out and about across the rest of the fes­tive pe­riod to keep the roads safe, which will in­clude con­duct­ing ran­dom breath and drug tests.

“Please watch out for gravel shoul­ders,” Sen. Const Tom Beringer said.

“There’s no tol­er­ance for drink or drug-driv­ing, too.”

As of De­cem­ber 18 there had been 152 road fa­tal­i­ties in WA, 97 of them on re­gional roads.

This is an in­crease on the 86 fa­tal­i­ties on re­gional roads up to the same date in 2017.

Dou­ble de­mer­its be­gan at 12.01am on Fri­day and will re­main in ef­fect un­til Jan­uary 6 at 11.59pm.

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Man­jimup po­lice Sen. Const. Tom Beringer and Act­ing Sgt Nick Howe re­mind peo­ple to stay safe on the roads over the rest of the hol­i­day pe­riod.

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