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From today, double penalties apply to drivers in Western Australia

Double penalties are BACK: heavy penalties for some Australian drivers start TODAY

  • Double penalties come into effect on Friday for drivers in Western Australia
  • Penalties run from Friday to Monday for the Labor Day long weekend
  • The police focuses on driving under the influence of drugs / drugs, speeding offenses and violations of mobile phones

Double penalties will take effect for drivers in Western Australia from Friday.

The heavy penalties run for the duration of the Labor Day long weekend from Friday to Monday.

The police will focus on driving under the influence of drugs and drugs, drivers not wearing seat belts, violations with a red light, speeding violations and violations of mobile phones.

Road safety committee WA tweeted a friendly reminder to drivers to stay safe behind the wheel.

Drivers in Western Australia will be under double penalties from Friday to Monday

Drivers in Western Australia will be under double penalties from Friday to Monday

“Beware this long weekend on the roads!” the tweet reads.

Meanwhile, this month, Queensland more than doubled the fines for drivers caught using mobile phones behind the wheel – with the state raising the fine from $ 400 to $ 1000.

In addition, drivers who have used their phone twice within one year now lose their driving license after the new fines came into force on February 1.

While the Sunshine State takes the lead in the fight against the use of the driver’s phone, other states are ready to follow.

Last year, more than 30 people were killed on Queensland roads in accidents with distracting drivers and riders.

More than 57,000 distracted directors were fined between 2015 and 2017.

Police focuses on driving under the influence of drugs and drugs, drivers without a seat belt, red light breaches, speeding violations and violations of mobile phones

Police focuses on driving under the influence of drugs and drugs, drivers without a seat belt, red light breaches, speeding violations and violations of mobile phones

Police focuses on driving under the influence of drugs and drugs, drivers without a seat belt, red light breaches, speeding violations and violations of mobile phones

MOBILE PHONE DRIVING PER STATE

Queensland

  • Fine: $ 1,000
  • Lower points: 3

NSW

  • Fine: $ 344 ($ 457 in a school zone)
  • Lower points: 5

Victoria

  • Fine: $ 455
  • Lower points: 4

South Australia

  • Fine: $ 554
  • Lower points: 3

Western Australia

  • Fine: $ 400
  • Lower points: 3

Tasmania

  • Fine: $ 300
  • Lower points: 3

TO TRADE

  • Fine: $ 447
  • Lower points: 4

Northern Territory

  • Fine: $ 250
  • Lower points: 3

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