City of Melville rewarding safe drivers


Members of Melville’s TravelSmart and road safety working group attended a random breath test session in September.
Members of Melville’s TravelSmart and road safety working group attended a random breath test session in September.

WHEN it comes to drink-driving, the police have long wielded the stick, but for one day last month, the City of Melville dangled the carrot.

On Tuesday, September 20, the City’s road safety working group attended a random breath test with the aim of rewarding drivers who returned a zero drug and alcohol reading.

All drivers with a zero reading were given a competition entry form to go in the running to win a $100 fuel voucher.

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Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the competition was a great way to reward those who made driving safer for all road users.

“Canning Highway is a busy road and we know the area also attracts cyclists and pedestrians, making it even more critical for all drivers to be in an adequate state to drive,” he said.

“Our working group members commended all of the drivers who returned breath samples with a zero alcohol reading and provided warning packs that outline and emphasise the risks of drink- and drug-driving to warn drivers who blew alcohol readings up to 0.05.

“The TravelSmart and road safety working group are doing fantastic work in our community to draw attention to road risks such as distractions and encouraging courtesy on our roads, and this competition is just another one of their initiatives.”

The winner of the $100 fuel voucher will be announced on Monday, October 10.