‘Fatality-free’ Easter lauded
Dunsborough and Busselton police have praised the good behaviour of drivers for a “fatality-free” Easter holiday period in the South West district.
Dunsborough police set up a vehicle checkpoint on Caves Road, with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services officers, volunteers and St John Ambulance first responders educating drivers about staying safe on the roads and handing out Easter eggs while police conducted random breathe tests.
The operation ran for two hours with 240 drivers breath-tested. All passed and collected an Easter egg for their onward journey.
The purpose of the joint emergency service initiative was to promote road safety in the Dunsborough area over the Easter period.
Dunsborough police Constable Kelly Player said the officers wanted to remind people to drive safe, be aware of distractions and not to drink-drive.
“DFES and SJA are all volunteers from our community and along with police are the ones that have to be called out of family celebrations to attend serious accidents and road fatalities,” she said.
“They are the ones that go above and beyond, sacrificing time with their families so the community can stay safe.
“The amount of fatalities in the South West district was far too high last year and we hope that our friendly, visible reminder will make people slow down and drive safely.”
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