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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Did you know you can be pulled over in WA for...

One of the first things people do when they get home after being flashed by a speed camera in Perth is to google what the speeding fine is for what they did. Here are the current penalties for speeding as of today.

Exceed the speed limit by
Fine
Demerit points *
Not more than 9 km/h
 $100
0
More than 9 but not more 19 km/h
 $200
2
More than 19 but not more than 29 km/h
 $400
3
More than 29 but not more than 40 km/h
 $800
6
More than 40 km/h
 $1,200
7

 But did you know that you can also be fined or pulled over for these offences like going through a yellow traffic light ($200 and 2 demerit points)?


Offence
Penalty units
Fine
Demerit points
Driving in a bus lane
2
$100.00
3
Crossing continuous dividing lines, except when making a lawful turn
3
$150.00
3
Crossing the centre line of a road on a curve or crest when unable to see if the way is clear
3
$150.00
3
Disobeying a hand signal or direction of a Police Officer, a Fire-Fighter, an Ambulance Officer or other authorised person
2
$100.00
3
Driver not wearing a seatbelt (appropriately restrained passengers or no passengers)
11
$550.00
4 *
Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 1 unrestrained passenger
12
$600.00
4 *
Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 2 unrestrained passengers
14
$700.00
4 *
Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 3 unrestrained passenger
16
$800.00
4 *
Driver not wearing a seatbelt with 4 or more unrestrained passengers
18
$900.00
4 *
Driver wearing a seatbelt with 1 unrestrained passenger
11
$550.00
4 *
Driver wearing a seatbelt with 2 unrestrained passengers
12
$600.00
4 *
Driver wearing a seatbelt with 3 unrestrained passengers
14
$700.00
4 *
Driver wearing a seatbelt with 4 or more unrestrained passengers
16
$800.00
4 *
Driving contrary to directions on road traffic signs
4
$200.00
3
Driving through a red light
6
$300.00
3 *
Driving through a yellow light
4
$200.00
2
Failing to give way to a public bus with indicator sign
4
$200.00
3
Failure to give way at a give way sign
4
$200.00
3
Failure to give way at a pedestrian crossing
4
$200.00
3
Failure to give way to a pedestrian or oncoming vehicle when turning at an intersection; or to a pedestrian or other vehicle when making a U turn
4
$200.00
3
Failure to give way to a vehicle on the right at an intersection
4
$200.00
3
Failure to give way to an emergency vehicle
8
$400.00
4
Failure to give way to vehicles on a roundabout
3
$150.00
3
Failure to give way to vehicles when approaching from a terminating road (T junction)
4
$200.00
3
Failure to slow down and move over when passing incident response vehicles with flashing lights
6
$300.00
3
Failure to stop and give way at a stop sign
6
$300.00
3
Failure to stop at a children's crossing when in operation
6
$300.00
4
Passenger not occupying a position with a seat belt
11
$550.00
0
Passenger not wearing a seat belt
11
$550.00
0
Passing a vehicle which is giving way at a children's crossing
8
$400.00
4
Passing a vehicle which is giving way at a pedestrian crossing
8
$400.00
4
Using a mobile phone while driving
8
$400.00
3 *
Wilfully causing excessive noise, smoke (e.g: a 'burnout')
2
$100.00
3 **


* At certain holiday periods (e.g Easter and Christmas) and on long weekends, demerit points are doubled for seat belt, driving, and riding in open load-space offences.
Periods when 'double demerit' points are in force are publicised through the Western Australian media.

** This offence may result in the impounding or confiscation of a vehicle.

The value of a penalty unit is $50.00. These penalties are reviewed from time to time. They are correct at date of publication.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Perth's Royal Show tips for 2018

Everyone knows that the Royal Show can be a very expensive day out but for those that plan ahead, you can avoid a lot of the unnecessary expenses. Here are some tips that were posted on Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/perth/comments/9inxeb/tips_for_the_royal_show/ 

  • If you drive in and park around Shenton Park High School it's only $2.20 to catch the train the rest of the way in.
  • You are allowed to bring your own food and drink, apart from rides it's generally the most expensive part of your day.
  • Quietest/cleanest toilets can be found inside the "bar and grill" slightly north of the members grandstand (people think you arent allowed in there). Some educational exhibits also have quiet toilets but intelligent re-structuring has alleviated some dead zones of the show.
  • Recommend checking out the free shows such as Explosive pro wrestling and the Hypnotist at Gate 1. Family friendly.
  • Hate the crowds in the animal Nursery? You can find baby cows in the Cattle Lane walk (and pet them if you ask the owners nicely).
  • Up near Heritage Hall they have things like bouncy castles and a wipeout style sweeper game. Looks like you get a lot more time for your money and might take the kids down an energy level.
  • Whistlers have started doing a new chocolate sculpture every year, its worth a quick look
  • Last year I recommended the pokeball toss game (couldnt find it this year, but look out for it: potentially just South of the big wheel as I didnt go up that road). As far as carny games go it's not excessively rigged and the toys appear to be official merchandise, not your average horrible plush
  • Some game stalls will also let you automatically upgrade to a good toy just by playing a second time, try negotiating (some will reject this but are generally nice about it).
  • Taste WA pavillion is your best place for purchasing dinner, still overpriced but not to an insane degree like the rest of the show (and actually good food).
  • Pre- fireworks entertainment is back to the usual motorshow. Fun for some, but not must-see like last years drone show.
  • On that note, check the wind direction before picking your skyshow spot if you don't want a mouthful of haze

Also don't forget to get discount tickets from IGA and on Thursday, it is half price for kids. Friday is half price for seniors. Entry price for the Royal Show can be found here.