Hills mum thanks traffic police for their work stopping speeding drivers


Traffic police with four-year-old Elliot. Picture: Rebecca Morton
Traffic police with four-year-old Elliot. Picture: Rebecca Morton

HILLS resident Rebecca Morton has given traffic police a big shout out for catching drivers speeding in appalling road conditions outside her home.

The mother of two said her children watched the flashing lights from the window as she saw officers pull over an offender in Seaborne Street about 5.30pm on Thursday last week.

“It was lovely to see a police presence up in the Hills and I went outside with the children to thank them,” she said.

“They’d stopped about eight drivers that day, which is a huge number. There are serial speeders on this road including commercial truck drivers who use it as a cut through.

“I’ve almost been cleaned up pulling in and out of my driveway.”

Ms Morton said the officers invited her children Elliot (4) and Charlotte (6) to try out their motorbikes for size.

“Elliot was beside himself with excitement, the officers made his week and they really appreciated us coming out in the rain to thank them,” she said.

Ms Morton also thanked traffic police on a social media site monitored by a local officer who had noted her comment about speeding motorists in Seaborne Street.

Concern over a blind corner near her home led her to contact Mundaring Shire soon after the family moved to the area two-and-a-half years ago.

“I wanted to find out if a road mirror was available, but was advised by the Shire they are not supplied anymore,” she said.

Main Roads WA confirmed Seaborne Street is a local road under the care and control of Mundaring Shire.

“That said, Main Roads would not install mirrors as such devices are not considered appropriate mitigation measures to overcome substandard sight lines,” a Main Roads spokeswoman said.

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