New global campaign to showcase WA as the “road trip state”

Picture Courtesy: Tourism WA A new global tourism campaign was launched today, promoting and showcasing Western Australia as the road trip state. The $2.2 million dollar intensive campaign over the next 8 months will be rolled out across Australia and in nine international key markets, including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Germany, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand…

Man charged after alleged police evasion

A man has been charged with several offences after failing to stop for Police and collided with another vehicle in Malaga yesterday. Police attempted to stop a BMW sedan at around 11:15AM on Wellington Road in Morley. Police activated flashing lights and sirens requesting the drivers to stop, however it is alleged that the male…

Minister’s comment on texting and driving epidemic

A 26 year old driver found guilty of a horrific collision that fatally injured her friend passenger, has been allowed to keep her licence while she waits for her sentencing. Ministers believe the magistrates judgement call was disappointing and that all drivers should take more care on our roads. Texting is arguably one of the…

Middle Swan Man Charged Over Police Chase Incidents

Police have charged a Middle Swan man with a range of offences, following road incidents involving police in July. Midland Detectives followed up two separate police chases which led to the man The first incident involved police attempting to stop a Kawasaki motorcycle on Tuesday July 3, travelling on Mahogany Road in Beechboro. It will…

Poor Driver Education Cause of Reckless Youth Driving

A WA driving school instructor claims young drivers have developed reckless driving attitudes because of poor driver education. Eclipse Driving School owner Dave Butcher said while most young drivers are “fantastic”, insufficient driver education from both parents and trainers had caused irresponsible driving behaviours on the State’s roads including speeding. “My beliefs are its poor…

Saudi women allowed into stadium for first time

Saudi Arabian women have been allowed to attend a football match in Jeddah as part of reforms being made by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. This step was made as part of an initiative to integrate women into society, in efforts to reduce strict gender segregation. The Saudi government also announced plans to allow women…

Government to use interactive map in road safety review

The WA Government is using an interactive map open to the public as part of its safety review for Indian Ocean Drive, after the deaths of six people this year. The map enables drivers and local residents to point out areas that they have safety concerns about. Users are able to upload a photograph of…

Royal Decree Lifts Saudi Driving Ban on Women

Saudi Arabia’s king has issued a royal decree allowing women to drive. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signed the decree that will come into effect immediately, but will take months to roll out. A high-level committee of ministers has been organised to examine arrangements of the enforcement of the order. It will take up…

WA Government Investigates Alcohol Floor Price Plan

By Kelly Marie Smith In an effort to curb alcohol abuse in Western Australia, the state government is looking at the possibility to impose a minimum price on alcoholic beverages. The idea hopes to stop retailers selling bargain priced alcohol to heavy drinkers, has been set in motion by WA Health minister Roger Cook. Mr Cook,…