Warning For Perth Drivers Over The Long Weekend

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Warning For Perth Drivers Over The Long Weekend

Perth drivers are warned to slow down over the Easter long weekend and drive safely or risk receiving double demerit points.

The five day double demerit period starts today, Thursday 13 April and runs until Monday 17 April 2017.

The Road Safety Commission has issued the following information about which offences are subject to Double Demerits:

  • Drink or drug driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to wear a seat belt and child restraint
  • Running a red light
  • Illegal use of a mobile phone while driving

The aim of the initiative is to encourage safe driving on long weekends and public holidays. 

The Road Safety Commission and Road Safety Western Force have also teamed up for their #ForceOutFatigue campaign.

“Week in, week out, the Road Safety Western Force players need to combat fatigue at training, on the field or after a long trip to South Africa or New Zealand,” Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia said.

"We can use the same teaching in road safety and staying alert behind the wheel."

“Get a good night’s sleep before getting behind the wheel, make regular stops along the way, stay alert by eating healthy snacks and travel with a friend who can share the driving.”