City of Swan urges residents to take care on roads over Easter

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CITY of Swan staff and local police are calling on residents to take care on the roads over the Easter long weekend.

Ellenbrook Police senior sergeant Wal Brierley urged drivers to be cautious and understanding when travelling over the four-day weekend.

He said police would be out in force targeting speeding, drink driving, mobile phone use while driving, and people not wearing seatbelts.

“People have a tendency to get frustrated when they are driving and trying to get somewhere in a hurry, so my message would be to try and be understanding, courteous and patient,” he said.

“Have forbearance when others make mistakes, follow the road rules and come home safe.”

There have been 34 people killed on WA roads since the start of the year.

Swan Mayor David Lucas said each year the City, together with the cities of Stirling and Joondalup, hosted a Blessing of the Roads ceremony to promote road safety.

“The City is committed to a future of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads, but we need your help to achieve this goal,” he said.

“I ask each and every road user to be courteous, careful and patient when travelling this Easter; and spread word to our family and friends.

“By working together to be safer on the road this long weekend, we can make our roads safer for everyone.”

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