Stay safe this Easter

Constable Leah Daly will be on patrol during Operation Crossroads this Easter.
Constable Leah Daly will be on patrol during Operation Crossroads this Easter.

The operation targets road safety and will use detectives, plain clothes police and traffic officers across Perth and regional areas, where drivers face double-demerit points for speeding, bad driving and other road offences.

Senior Sergeant Sandro Di Prinzio said the greatest portion of serious and fatal road crashes occurred on regional roads, many of which would be heavily traversed by holiday makers during the four-day Easter break.

She said excessive speed, alcohol, intolerance of other drivers and not enough time for a journey could result in a serious or fatal crash.

Police statistics show about 30 per cent of serious crashes in regional areas involved a driver being alone in a car that hit a tree, other obstacle or rolled over because of driver fatigue.

‘Part of the pleasure of your Easter is to know you are safe when driving, so sleep well before travelling, take rest stops and don’t drink,’ Snr Sgt Di Prinzio said.