SENIOR police have called for caution on the state’s roads as school holidays end this weekend.
They’re expecting to see a larger number of vehicles, with many of them carrying children, on the state’s roads and highways, and are urging motorists to take extra care.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said police would be on patrol to help families get home safely.
“Officers will be out in force, ready to catch anyone who puts lives at risk,” he said.
Assistant Commissioner Smith said police knew major roads would be busy and motorists should be prepared for delays and remain patient while behind the wheel.
“If you choose to break the law by speeding, drink-driving, not wearing a seatbelt, illegally overtaking or engaging in any other form of reckless behaviour, we will catch you,” he said.
As well as a risk of being fined, he warned reckless behaviour could also lead to a lifetime of guilt.
“Too many times this year, foolish behaviour on the road has destroyed lives,” he said.
“If you act irresponsibly while in control of a vehicle, you could end up killing your own family or someone else’s.”