Police praise road users

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Officers issued 12 on the spot fines during the WA Day long weekend, but none were from the South West.
Camera IconOfficers issued 12 on the spot fines during the WA Day long weekend, but none were from the South West.

Harvey police were pleased with local driver behaviour across the long weekend, only issuing speeding infringements to out-of-towners.

Officers issued 12 on the spot fines during the WA Day long weekend, but none were from the South West.

All of the infringements related to drivers caught 10kmh-19kmh over the limit.

“All the infringements we issued that weekend were from city people travelling to the South West, and then returning,” Harvey police Sgt Scott Gillis said.

“The locals were very well behaved.” Sgt Gillis said overall he was happy with the weekend result.

“This is especially good considering the amount of traffic that came down to the South West.”

However, he said it was disappointing to see people were still speeding and not driving to the road conditions.

Only one other driving charge was issued by Harvey officers over the long weekend.

About 2.30pm on June 1 officers stopped a P-plate driver on Forrest Highway.

A 17-year-old Busselton man was charged with failing to keep left on a dual carriageway.

Sgt Gillis said it was a good reminder for motorists to refresh their road-rules knowledge.

“If the speed limit is over 90kmh on a dual carriageway, it is prohibited to remain in the right hand lane unless overtaking,” he said.

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