Double demerit points for WA Day weekend

As Western Australia prepares to celebrate WA Day, drivers are advised that double demerit points will apply this long weekend.

30 May 2018
As Western Australia prepares to celebrate WA Day, drivers are advised that double demerit points will apply this long weekend.

“Every time we get into the car we should be focused on driving safely and reducing the risk for our loved ones and other road users,” said Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron.

“Double demerit point periods are another great opportunity to have the road safety conversation with your family and friends about how they will make it to their destination and home again safely this long weekend.”

Double demerit points will apply from midnight Thursday 31 May 2018 until midnight Monday 4 June 2018 to the following offences:
  • Drink or drug driving;
  • Speeding;
  • Failing to wear a seatbelt or child restraint;
  • Running a red light; and
  • Illegal use of a mobile phone while driving.
Drivers should also be cautious of increased traffic volume on roads around the state across the long weekend.

“The WA Day weekend forecast is looking good for this time of year, which encourages families to make the most of the three-day break and explore our great state,” said Mr Cameron.

“To reduce the risk of road trauma this long weekend we again remind drivers to get enough rest before taking a road trip and swap drivers on the way, don’t drive if you’ve been drinking, slow down and drive to the conditions of the road you’re on and stay off your mobile phone.”
The WA Day weekend forecast is looking good for this time of year.
“Please check your vehicle including your tyre pressure, and if you’re towing, make sure your load is safe and secure.”

The Road Safety Commission has information on double demerit point offences and dates, as well as how you can check your demerit point status.