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Police Easter safety message

Wednesday, 20th April, 2011

Police are warning motorists about the consequences of speeding. Police are warning motorists about the consequences of speeding.

On the eve of an Easter long weekend road blitz, police are warning motorists of the tragic consequences of excess speed.

"Unfortunately there is always an ongoing issue this time of year where motorists have accidents that have a very tragic impact upon families and loved ones," Detective Inspector Mick Stoltenberg said. 

"So again, please ensure that we all get home safe and well at the end of this shortened holiday period."

Extra police will patrol roads and double demerit points are in force from tomorrow as police target traffic related offences in a Statewide police operation.

"A word of warning to all motorists that they should be mindful of the speed that they travel at," Det Insp Stoltenberg said.

"Make sure you stop, revive and survive; wear your seat belt and don't drink and drive."

Operation Tortoise will run until April 26.

Police, meanwhile, are also reminding those taking a break this Easter long weekend to lock their homes. 

"It is the extended Easter and Anzac Day break coming up and obviously there is the chance for community members to get away for a couple of days so police are reminding everyone that they should ensure that their homes are locked and secure before they head off," Det Insp Stoltenberg said.

"It is a good idea to ensure that you have a friend, family member or neighbour to be a key holder and keep an eye on your house for you.

"If travelling and carrying valuables in your vehicle, make sure that they are stored out of sight and out of mind. 

A good way to do this is to store them under a seat or in the boot."

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