Rottnest Island: Constable Care on patrol for safe cyclists

Dan Ingle, Sergeant Phil Cartledge, William and Samuel Ingle, Constable Care. Picture: Jessica Warriner.
Dan Ingle, Sergeant Phil Cartledge, William and Samuel Ingle, Constable Care. Picture: Jessica Warriner.

CONSTABLE Care was on the lookout for safe bike riders at Rottnest Island today.

The constable’s island visit coincided with the launch of a school holiday initiative which will see cyclists wearing their helmets put in the running to win free ferry tickets and snorkel hire.

Sergeant Phil Cartledge said the majority of the workload for police and nurses on the island was related to bike accidents.

“We want to see all children and adults safe this Christmas,” he said.

“We’d also love to see adults setting the example.”

Dan Ingle, Sergeant Phil Cartledge, William and Samuel Ingle, Constable Care. Picture: Jessica Warriner.

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation marketing and communications manager Diane Ainsworth said it was important all cyclists made sure their helmets were properly clicked on and bikes checked.

“We’ve got lots of kids out around Christmas time,” she said.

Rottnest Island Authority executive director Michelle Reynolds said the joint competition between the Authority, WA Police and Constable Care set the right tone for everyday behaviour on the island.

A winner will be drawn every Friday for six weeks, with their good bike behaviour rewarded with return ferry tickets, free snorkel hire and free bike hire for two adults and two children.