Police warn holiday motorists

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Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Police will have a high presence on the roads during the upcoming holiday period.
Camera IconPolice will have a high presence on the roads during the upcoming holiday period. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Narrogin police have urged holiday-makers to plan their trip safely and manage fatigue as the Christmas break approaches.

Sergeant Brendan Woodford said travellers should take care with increased traffic on the roads.

“We would like people to plan their trip carefully, take breaks to avoid fatigue and minimise distractions in the car including mobile phones,” he said.

Police across the Great Southern will be working hard during this period to ensure zero serious injuries and fatalities are avoided.

“It will be a high focus of ours to increase police presence on the roads as this is a high-risk time of year,” Sgt Woodford said.

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Sgt Woodford said fatigue — including the potential tiredness after a long Christmas lunch — distractions, mobile phone use, seatbelts and speeding had been found to contribute to many serious and fatal crashes on our roads.

“Please do your bit to minimise these causes, so that we can all travel safely to our destinations and have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and new year,” he said.

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