Police warn drivers ahead of WA Day

Double demerits are set up to promote safe driving on our roads, but with our state having such a high road-toll, is it really a deterrent?

In the lead up to WA Day, police have issued a warning to motorists about double demerits being in place for the long weekend.

Double demerits will be enforced from 12:01am Friday June 2nd, until 11:59pm Monday June 5th.

Drivers who commit reckless offences are putting lives at risk, and the Police and Road Safety Minister, Michelle Roberts says this is not ok.

“WA Police will target those offences that continue to be factors in fatal and serious injury road crashes on WA roads,” she says.

Driving offences that will attract double demerits include:

  • Speeding
  • Drink Driving
  • Using mobile phones while driving
  • Running red lights
  • Failure to wear seat belts

Minister Roberts says the aim of double demerits is to encourage safe driving, saying, “drivers are at risk of losing their licence if they are caught for one or more of these offences this long weekend.”

You’ve been warned, now please be safe on our roads this weekend.

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