Police to target speed, drink driving during Easter
Posted April 8, 2009 14:19:00
Motorists are warned they will be penalised double demerits during Easter. (WA Police)
West Australian police have launched an Easter road safety campaign.
They say booze buses, unmarked police cars and speed cameras will be used to target speeding, drink driving and hoon behaviour in Perth and regional areas.
Assistant Commissioner Steve Brown says last year, six people died during the Easter break.
"We'll be out there enforcing the road rules in large numbers," he said.
"Motorists need to be aware to the large causal factors of road deaths in regional WA, and they are inattention and fatigue. There's not much police can do about that, that comes down to every motorist out there."
From midnight tonight, motorists caught breaking the law will be penalised double demerit points.
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