A Traffic Enforcement Group Officer believes there is unnecessary aggression on WA roads

Police are concerned about aggressive drivers.
Police are concerned about aggressive drivers.

A TRAFFIC Enforcement Group officer believes there is unnecessary aggression on WA roads and that many drivers need to 'chill out'.

Sergeant Mish Iskra said while offences such as speeding and using a mobile phone on the road were always in the limelight, aggression and selfishness needed to be addressed.

‘There is unnecessary aggression on our roads and a lot of people actually need to just chill out, focus on driving and getting there safely,’ she said.

‘Plan ahead; if you know that there will be traffic congestion then leave earlier and have patience.

‘If you miss your exit or turn, don’t drive like a maniac and cut others off because of your poor planning or lack of attention, just take the next exit.

‘Nothing is more annoying to road users who are doing the right thing than to suffer fools because of poor planning and selfish acts.’

The statement comes after Road Safety Council chairman Murray Lampard said this week it was time WA motorists improved attitudes on the road.

‘Some of WA’s most selfish drivers are those that follow too closely, hog the outside lane and jump the queue during periods of heavy traffic,’ he said.

‘Selfish, discourteous and risky behaviour on our roads has always existed but has become more widespread in recent years and is unacceptable.

‘I strongly believe that people need to have a more forgiving outlook because that is part of the fabric of a safe and effective road system.’

He said even the simple thank you wave seemed to have disappeared.

‘It used to be commonplace, but where has it gone? It is ill-mannered not to acknowledge courtesy when it is extended to us,’ he said.