Another Double Demerit Long Weekend About To Hit Our Roads

In effect early Friday morning


Daniel Leach

28 February 2019

Daniel Leach

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We're coming up to WA's fourth public holiday of the year, Labour Day this Monday.

There will be a lot of people hitting the roads, with so many events happening around WA this weekend, too: Krikke Boys Shootout, Bunbury Geographe Gift, Nannup Music Festival, Sunsmart Augusta River Festival, Esperance Cup Day, Ian Moss in Kalgoorlie and Albany, Kalannie Wheatstock...

But it will also mean that our Police will be monitoring the rodas like a hawk.

Double demerit points will be in effect from midnight tomorrow morning (Friday March 1) until midnight Monday night (Monday March 4).

It will mean people will cop double demerit points for the following offences

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

Sadly, our road toll in 2019 already sits at 30, which is up from 23 at the same time last year.

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