Motorists urged to ‘drive to arrive’

Limestone Coast Police are again appealing for the community to “drive to arrive” this Easter.

Limestone Coast Local Service Area Officer in Charge Superintendent Campbell Hill said with a busy Easter period anticipated, police would again be providing a high visibility on rural highways as well as dedicating patrols to focus on driver behaviour within townships across the region.

“Limestone Coast Police will take part in Operation Safe Holidays Easter which is a state-wide operation running from Thursday, April 14 to Monday, April 18,” he said.

“The operation will target the ‘Fatal Five’ driver behaviours that contribute most to the lives lost and serious injuries on SA roads: Distraction, drink/drug driving, speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt and dangerous driving.

“We want road users to understand the early intervention of these behaviours could be the life or death change needed to avoid catastrophic consequences in a road user’s journey.

“Easter in the Limestone Coast is a busy time of year for all emergency services, frontline and health service workers.

“Police are also urging for the sensible use of recreational vehicles in and around beaches, sand dunes, national parks and on watercraft to ensure all those visiting the Limestone Coast enjoy their break and return home safely.”

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