Police want motorists to dob in dangerous drivers in the South West this long weekend, as figures reveal more than 740 people a month are being immediately suspended from driving after recording blood-alcohol readings more than 0.08.
Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich said as part of the Queen's Birthday holiday operation, he wanted drivers along the South West corridor to call police on 131 444 to help catch drivers posing a risk.
"We will be encouraging people to phone police if they see dangerous driving or activities in breach of the Road Traffic Act," he said.
Police hope information provided will allow them to catch dangerous drivers quickly.
Speeding, non-wearing of seatbelts, distraction and drunk and drugged drivers will be in police sights as more than 450 officers flood metropolitan and regional roads over the three-day operation.
Laws introduced in August last year mean anyone caught driving with a blood-alcohol reading of more than 0.08 will have their licence suspended immediately.
Police and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey revealed yesterday that 8903 drivers had been disqualified in the first 12 months of the laws.
Of those, 1906 returned a reading of 0.15 or more and 158 were suspended for not providing breath, blood or urine samples.
"It's absolutely appalling," Mrs Harvey said. "The numbers also show that even with these laws in place, we have too many people climbing behind the wheel when they have been drinking and risking lives on the roads."
Mrs Harvey said figures showed fewer drivers were caught drink-driving at roadside tests.
This year marks 20 years since the lowered 0.05 blood-alcohol level was introduced.
The number of people killed and seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes has fallen 79 per cent from 47.7 per 100,000 people in 1993 to 9.8 per cent last year.
Mr Anticich hoped people would plan ahead to avoid tragedy this weekend.
Double demerit points came into effect at 12am today and end on Monday night at 11.59pm.