Blow Zero and we all win

Over Easter Northam Police conducting random breath tests gave vouchers to drivers who blew zero blood alcohol content to enter a draw for local prizes, with $50 Northam Dollars, vouchers from Quin's Gourmet Butcher and Northam Sportspower being won by five people.

Congratulations on blowing zero to Stefan Buitendijk - 17 years old and on his P-plates, Frances Doye, Karen McKenzie, Sue Connell and Natalie Matjuszenko.

An initiative of the Shire of Northam RoadWise Committee, this campaign was aimed at rewarding drivers who did the right thing.

During the period of the campaign police conducted over 1200 random breath tests and of those only two resulted in drink driving charges.

It seems drivers of Northam, you are definitely getting the message - drink driving is never okay.

Northam Police station officer in charge Senior Sergeant David Hornsby said drink driving plays a major role in the state's death toll.

"The number of people killed or seriously injured on WA roads where alcohol was a factor was reduced from 313 in 2008 to 92 in 2015," he said.

"But that's still 92 too many.

"So what do we do about the 14 per cent of WA drivers who, despite having the right attitude of knowing the danger of drink-driving, still irregularly or regularly offend?

"As a strong community, we can all agree that drink driving is unacceptable, that's what we can do."