Lower Coastal Neighbourhood Watch calls for drivers to take more care on Indian Ocean Drive

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A NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch group has called on motorists to take greater care on Indian Ocean Drive following last week’s fatal crash.

The August 17 crash in Breton Bay, near Lancelin, resulted in the deaths of a 38-year-old woman and her six-year-old son in one vehicle and an 83-year-old Nilgen man in another vehicle.

A WA Police spokeswoman said Major Crash officers were still investigating the circumstances of the head-on crash yesterday.

Lower Coastal Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Dot Branch said the group discussed road safety issues with Main Roads WA representatives at its August 9 meeting.

She said motorists should take their time, not speed and “care for one another”.

Main Roads crash statistics for Indian Ocean Drive north of Breakwater Drive to the Nilgen Lookout show 152 crashes reported between 2012 and 2016, including 54 causing serious injuries.

It also included crash statistics for Brand Highway from Great Northern Highway to Regans Ford, where there were 69 crashes from 2012-2016 with 26 resulting in serious injuries.

The next Lower Coastal Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be at the Guilderton Hall on December 13.

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