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,…

Times Square Driver Faces Court

Richard Rojas, the 26 year old navy recruit who drove his car into a busy sidewalk in Times Square has faced court today on charges of murder, attempted murder and vehicular homicide, and is due back next week. His court appearance was quiet, and he did not enter a plea. Twenty-three people were injured including…

Stolen Car Chase Ends In Mt Hawthorn

This story is written by WAMN News journalist Cesilia Faustina. A Hocking man armed with a sword was caught recklessly driving by police after causing destruction on Perth’s road. A 30 year old man from Hocking managed to steal two vehicles and was seen publicly crashing into a number of cars, causing damage to both…

Police: Restrain Children Properly In Car Seats

WA Police have urged drivers to restrain children in their cars properly after a series of child injuries in recent traffic accidents. This morning a three-year-old girl was hospitalised after the car she was travelling in collied with another vehicle in Yangebup. In a separate incident, an 18-month-old was seriously injured in a car crash…

Cyclists Fined During Police Blitz

Please click on the video player to watch the story. EVENING NEWS – Cyclists Fined During Police Blitz (Story begins at 06:26) 52 cyclists were fined for traffic offences during a 2 hour police blitz in Northbridge this afternoon. The operations took place at the centre of Wellington Street & Milligan Street, and Fitzgerald Street and…

Perth’s Pathway Madness

The West Australian newspaper has published shocking photos of drivers driving on bicycle lanes today, the story has reignited Perth’s traffic congestion crisis. The picture on the newspaper showed that numerous motorists including a taxi, a delivery van and other private cars drove on the cycle path to avoid traffic jam on Nicholson Road. Bicycle…