Cyclists copping more fines than motorists on our roads

New figures from State Parliament detailed the number of cyclists being handed $50 infringements for failing to wear a helmet last year. The data revealed 746 cyclists received a fine. It also revealed only 10 infringements were issued to WA drivers who failed to comply with the one metre passing rule, in which the penalty…

Driving too slow a risk for WA motorists

Tackling speeding has always been a priority for WA police, but a recent infringement for going too slow saw a Perth driver cop a $50 fine. Police Minister, Michelle Roberts, said if you’re having issues with your capacity to drive at the speed limit, you need to choose an alternate route. “Clearly if you’re not…

Consumer Protection warns against unlicensed car dealers

A man has been found guilty at Perth Magistrates Court today after breaching the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, and has been fined $5,000 and ordered to pay costs of $2,197. Hafedh Al Anzi of Ellenbrook had purchased and sold 26 motor vehicles between June 2016 and January 2018 without a licence. Acting General Manager of…

SLOMO Rules To Create Safer Environment For Emergency Workers

A new law will take effect on March 2 to ensure a safer environment for WA emergency and roadside workers. The SLOMO or Slow Down, Move Over law will require drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 40kmh when approaching and passing a stationary incident response vehicle. Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said it…

Forrest Highway Gets Green Light for Point-To-Point Cameras

Western Australian Police are advising motorists to slow down with point to point speed cameras set to go live on Forrest Highway from next week. Drivers travelling in the WA’s first Average Speed Safety Camera Zone are being warned they will be penalised if caught speeding within the Forrest Highway Zone from September 6. Television,…

Traffic Infringement Fines Are Set To Skyrocket

Western Australian drivers will face heavier fines with the government’s decision to raise penalties. Fines for using a mobile phone while driving will increase to $400, speeding fines below nine kilometers per hour will increase to $100.The demerit point deduction system will also be revamped. Police Minister Liza Harvey believes the changes will discourage unsafe…