Double demerits this weekend in WA

In 2013, Western Australia achieved its lowest road toll since records began in 1962.

Road Safety Minister, Liza Harvey, said that despite that success, “hard work” remained ahead the state.

“While having 20 fewer deaths than in 2012 and 43 fewer deaths than 2008 is a heartening achievement, it is very difficult to be pleased with a road toll that shows 162 people died on Western Australian roads,” Harvey said.

She said 2013 has also been the best year to date for the WA road toll for the number of alcohol related crashes, however she said now is not the time to be complacent.

As a result, she said double demerits will run until midnight Monday night.

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