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Police union boss backs car immobiliser plan

3AW Mornings

Police Association boss Sgt Wayne Gatt has backed a plan to install police immobilisers in cars.

Spearheaded in Queensland, the plan could see officers able to push a button that would halt a vehicle being pursued by police.

“Anything that can reduce the risk of death or serious injury to road users and reduce crime at the same time should be looked at seriously,” he told Neil Mitchell.

“Pursuits are one of the most dangerous activities police undertake.”

Sgt Gatt urged car makers to help bring the plan to fruition.

“This is a real opportunity for police to stop pursuits in a very safe way but it requires vehicle manufactures to get on board,” he said.

“The capacity for this to actually work is real.”

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