Police targeting D-Grade drivers over Christmas break
Are you a D-Grade driver?
If you get behind the wheel drunk, drugged, distracted or drive in a dangerous manner then yes is the answer- and the police will have you on their radar.
And trying to hoon your way down the back roads of your town will not escape their notice.
Or a hefty fine – but it may save your life.
Far Northern Sector Traffic and Highway Command Acting Inspector Dearne Jeffree said they want everyone to keep safety in mind this holiday season.
“With the year we have we are looking forwards a better 2021 and so we will have a significant on all roads, not simply highways, but also rural back roads,” she said.
“ To boost our profile we have visiting police from regional and metro areas for the holiday season.
“We want everyone to drive with the mindset of arriving home safely.”
Act Insp Jeffree said officer will have zero tolerance for anyone not complying with the rules.
“We will be targeting the four D’s of poor driving behaviour,” she said.
“Driving while drunk, drugged, distracted such as on your mobile phone or in a dangerous manner.”
Act Insp Jeffree reminded everyone that the statewide Christmas and New Year road-safety operation started at midnight (12.01am on Thursday, December 24) and concludes 11.59pm on Sunday, January 3.
Double-demerit points are in force throughout the period for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences.