During holiday periods and long weekends, the following offences are subject to Double Demerits:
- Drink or drug driving
- Failing to wear a seatbelt and child restraint
- Running a red light
- Illegal use of a mobile phone while driving
- 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)
The aim of the initiative is to encourage safe driving on long weekends and public holidays.
Dates may be subject to change given that legislative, regulatory and policy changes may occur in the future.
|Australia Day||Double demerits don't apply|
|Labour Day||Friday 26 February to Monday 1 March inclusive|
|Easter||Thursday 1 to Monday 5 April inclusive|
|Anzac Day||Friday 23 to Monday 26 April inclusive|
|Western Australia Day||Friday 4 to Monday 7 June inclusive|
|Queen’s Birthday||Friday 24 to Monday 27 September inclusive*|
|2021/2022 Christmas and New Year||Friday 24 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022 inclusive|
*Friday 30 July to Monday 2 August inclusive for Port Hedland and Karratha.
You can check your demerit point status on the Department of Transport website.
You will need your driver's licence number, Date of Birth and licence expiry date to complete the status check.