Double Demerit Dates | 2020 Update

With the start of the new year comes our 2020 Double demerit list for WA.

2020 Double Demerits Dates for WA*

Below are the dates for Double Demerits for 2020:

Australia Day

Friday 24 January to Monday 27 January inclusive

Labour Day

Friday 28 February to Monday 2 March inclusive

Easter

Thursday 9 April to Monday 13 April inclusive

Anzac Day

Friday 24 April to Monday 27 April Inclusive

Western Australia Day

Friday 29 May to Monday 1 June inclusive

Queen’s Birthday

Friday 25 September to Monday 28 September inclusive

2020/2021 Christmas and New Year

Friday 18th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021 inclusive

*Dates may be subject to change given that legislative, regulatory and policy changes may occur in the future.

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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
  • Speeding
  • 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.

Christmas – New Year period

We saw last year’s double demerit system implemented from before Christmas right through to 11:59 pm on the 5th of January. So this year won’t be any different.

The goal of this extended double demerit period is to ensure all road users make it home safely to their loved ones.

Demerit Points Check

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.

Source : www.rsc.wa.gov.au/Rules-Penalties/Browse/Double-Demerits

Dates may be subject to change given that legislative, regulatory and policy changes may occur in the future.