Keep an eye out for new plates on police vehicles

The plates will feature messages including 'BEALERT' as pictured in the image above. Photo: File.
The plates will feature messages including 'BEALERT' as pictured in the image above. Photo: File.

SA Police have introduced a series of personalised number plates being used on traffic patrol, in a bid to take their road safety message further.

The plates were provided to SAPOL by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) as part of a cooperative road safety campaign.

The officer in charge of the Traffic Support Branch, superintendent Bob Gray, said it was another way for police to provide a focus on road safety. 

“We have to keep using new and innovative ways to promote our road safety message,” he said.

“Being creative with these personalised number plates is just another way of keeping the South Australian community focused on road safety.

“We believe the community will realy embrace this concept which offers a simple, but consistent road safety message.”

Police Minister Corey Wingard, who attended today’s number plate unveiling, said he is very supportive of the interagency cooperation demonstrated by this initiative.

“It is important to acknowledge the cooperation and support of this joint initiative between the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and SAPOL,” he said.

“This is a great initiative that was first used in the Northern Territory and was very well received by the community.

“We need to use a raft of different innovative ways of keeping the road safety message fresh in the minds of every South Australian.”

The numberplates, with gold lettering on a black background, are: NOPHONE, NOSPEED, DONTSMS, BEALERT, SLODOWN, YDUI, BUCKLUP and DRVSAFE.