Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Stay home and keep safe this Easter

    8/04/2020 1:50 PM
    • Stay home this Easter
    • Intra and interstate travel restrictions apply
    • Legislated double demerit points apply across Easter long weekend.

    The safest thing that you can do this Easter is stay home.


    Western Australians are reminded that only essential travel is permitted on our roads with significant intrastate and interstate travel restrictions in place, to limit the spread of COVID-19.


    There are penalties for those who attempt to travel in breach of these restrictions.


    WA traffic laws continue to apply and double demerit points come into force from midnight Wednesday April 8 until midnight Monday April 13, 2020.


    Double demerits apply to speeding, drink and drug driving, going through a red light, mobile phone use whilst driving, not wearing a seat belt, using a device designed to evade detection by a speed camera, and driving in a way to avoid detection by a speed camera.


    It is hoped that this Easter, with far fewer people on our roads, we will see a significant drop in deaths and serious injuries, particularly on our country roads.


    Our hospitals and health care workers need us to stay home.


    Comments attributed to Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:


    "In these unprecedented times combatting COVID-19, very few of us will be on our roads this Easter long weekend


    "If you have to drive, drive safely and to the road conditions.


    "Our doctors and nurses are working around the clock to fight this pandemic, and they need you to stay home.


    "I'd like to take the opportunity to wish every Western Australian a safe and healthy Easter."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900