What Police Expect From You

 

Police are there to make your time at Leavers safe. Treat the Police the way you expect to be treated. They expect that you respect the town, the community, and your fellow Leavers.

Keeping the Peace

WA Police Force has a responsibility to keep the peace for all community members during Leavers. This includes young people and locals.

Police prefer not to intervene if Leavers are well behaved and the peace is kept for all community members.  

Young Drivers

Heading off to Leavers is an exciting time and might it be the first long road trip away. 

There are a large number of inexperienced drivers on the roads at this time of the year. Most car accidents are caused by driving tired, driving drunk and lacking experience. Don’t drink and drive. If you are heading out, nominate a driver or leave the car at home, use public transport where available.

  • Don’t drive tired. Ensure that there are a few people in the car who can share the driving- as a rule try swapping drivers at least every 2 hours.
  • Look for “driver reviver” stations. These stations offer refreshments and are provided for your safety.
  • Do not use mobile phones whilst driving.
  • The driver is legally responsible for all passengers.
  • The driver needs to ensure that seat belts are worn by all passengers.
  • Under ‘Anti-hoon’ legislation, people who endanger innocent lives through reckless behaviour can now have their vehicles impounded.

Novice driver legislation

  • Provisional Drivers are not allowed to drive between the hours of midnight and 5am unless for work, training or education purposes. Those found driving at these times face fines and the loss of demerit points.
  • Learner and Provisional Drivers who fail to display the correct plates identifying their driving status may receive a fine up to $150.
  • P-plate drivers’ Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) must be zero.

Find out more from the Road Safety Commission Website