North West police message to drivers ahead of school holiday highway blitz

Cheyanne EncisoPilbara News
Police vehicle parked outside station.
Camera IconPolice vehicle parked outside station. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr/Broome Advertiser, Tom Zaunmayr

Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid West police will enforce a road safety crackdown during the upcoming school holidays.

Called Glacial Bed, the operation will run from July 3-18 on coastal highways from Perth to Port Hedland, with extra police and speed cameras.

Random breath and drug testing will also be done during this period.

Pilbara District traffic co-ordinator Sgt Ian Morris said Glacial Bed aimed to ensure everyone got where they were going and back home safely.

“If you’re caught speeding, you’ve got no excuse as it’s well-advertised and visible,” he said.

Sgt Oliver Lund of Onslow police said the operation was about visual deterrence. “(People) should be appreciative or thankful that we’re out there doing our bit,” he said.

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