Double demerit points now apply for the Easter period Thursday 13 April to Monday 17 April 2017.
Many people complain that the double demerit period is just revenue raising for the government. The fact is a high percentage of car accidents occur over the holidays as compared to non holiday periods. Statistics also show us that the daily number of accidents is consistently lower in double demerit periods.
The following offences receive double demerits during the holiday period;
– Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
– Illegal use of a mobile phone whilst driving
– Going through a red light
– Failure to wear a seat belt or child restraint
Injury Lawyers Perth stress that it is important to be aware of the increased possibility of road accidents during the holiday period. It is essential to drive cautiously and stay alert. The increased traffic as people visit family and friends, as well higher numbers of potentially tired and intoxicated drivers on the road, lead to greater risk of road accidents.
We hope that everyone arrives at their destination and back home safely. To help you, please consider these safe driving tips;
– Do not drink and drive
– Make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt
– Put your mobile phone away
– Watch for red light runners
– Watch for children
– Stay within speed limits
– Make sure other drivers see you
We wish you a happy and safe Easter holiday period. Taking these steps could prevent you from being in a car accident. Drive safely and watch for drivers who don’t. It’s not the double demerits that should worry you. Take care of yourself and your passengers health.
Whilst these tips can help you keep safe, if you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident due to the actions of another driver, it is important you know how to protect yourself. Injury Lawyers Perth can advocate on your behalf. We are experts in injury compensation and have been fighting for our clients for over 30 years. Contact our office on (08) 9200 1721 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION with a senior injury lawyer.