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Don’t drink and drive this long weekend

The Australia Day holiday period is traditionally when families, friends and mates get together, often over a few drinks.
But if you’re planning your Australia Day celebrations keep in mind one simple rule – don’t drink and drive.

23 Jan 2020
Double Demerits will be also in force from 24 January to 27 Monday January inclusive and police will have a large presence on the roads.

Drink and drive and you WILL get caught.

Roads, especially to and from popular holiday destinations, are likely to busier than usual, so motorists will need to be extra-vigilant.

Don’t drive tired. Don’t be distracted. Be patient.

Drive to the conditions and don’t speed.

And if you’ve had a few drinks, don’t get behind the wheel.

The risk to yourself, your friends, your family and other drivers on the road is simply not worth it.


The following offences are subject to Double Demerits between Friday 24 January and Monday 27 inclusive:
  • Drink or drug driving
  • Failing to wear a seatbelt and child restraint
  • Running a red light
  • Illegal use of a mobile phone while driving
  • Speeding
  • Drive a motor vehicle fitted with a device designed to evade detection by a speed camera (14 points during double demerits period)
  • Drive a motor vehicle in a manner to evade detection by a speed camera (14 points during double demerits period).
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    Acknowledgement of Country

    The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

    The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.