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Monday, August 30, 2010

How to avoid Northbridge Violence

A reports has been done on violence in Northbridge with some interesting findings which may help people avoid the majority of incidents recorded by police. 

The key findings of the Coakes Report are:
Trouble Time - defined as from 11pm-3am. Confirmed as the key time for trouble on weekends, accounting for about two-thirds of recorded incidents.
Just 2 percent of incidents occur from 5am-6am. The “Liquor Control Amendment Bill 2010” seeks to force nightclubs to close at 5am instead of 6am - which, according to data, would be ineffectual in tackling anti-social behaviour.
In Northbridge, six venues account for more than 5 percent of total incidents; between them they account for 64 percent of all incidents from 9pm-6am on weekends.

Those venues are: 
  • Black Betty's Nightclub & Restaurant, with 545 total incidents; 
  • Aberdeen Hotel, with 495 total incidents; 
  • The Paramount Nightclub, with 403; 
  • The Mustang Bar, on 275; 
  • Elephant & Wheelbarrow, with 243; and 
  • The Shed, at 199

Thursday, August 5, 2010

RED LIGHT SPEED CAMERAS: Where to get two fines in one intersection

Last week, Perth police started installing dual red light and speed cameras around Perth and we have the list of intersections that you should be even more sure not to speed through an amber light. These dual speed and red light cameras can potentially issue you a traffic infringement for speeding and another one for going through a red light. If you want to find out what the fine for speeding is, or to find out mobile speed camera locations around Perth for today have a look at our other post here.

Also the WA Police are now on Twitter so you can follow at

Dual Speed and Red Light Camera Locations
Riverside Drive & Barrack St Perth
Canning Hwy & Riseley St Applecross
Stirling Hwy & Eric St Cottesloe
Canning Hwy & Douglas Ave South Perth
Great Eastern Hwy & Shepperton Rd Victoria Park
Albany Hwy & Leach Hwy Bentley
Winterfold & Stock Rd Hilton
Wanneroo & Beach Rd Balga
Leach Hwy & Bungaree Rd Wilson
Beach Rd & Mirrabooka Ave Balga
Roe Hwy & Kalamunda Rd High Wycombe
Hepburn & Marmion Ave Padbury
Morley & Alexander Drive Dianella

The WA police have recently revealed that in the first 10 days of these cameras being in operation, they have caught 800 people speeding through these intersections and a handful of them have been pinged twice for speeding and running a red light.