During the month of March the Traffic Services Unit will focus on traffic light offences. This targeted enforcement is in addition to regular traffic enforcement and education the Unit provides on a daily basis.
These offences relate to people disobeying traffic signals including:
- Red light $325 and 3 demerit points
- Amber light $180 and 3 demerit points
- Green arrow-fail to proceed as directed $110 and 3 demerit points
- Fail to yield to pedestrian $180 and 3 demerit points
- Fail to obey crossing guard sign $180 and 3 demerit points
“The main traffic light offences we see is people failing to stop at a red or amber light,” says Traffic Services Unit Constable Bruce Brunsch.
“One of the leading causes of collisions is driver inattention. Drivers need to be paying attention 100 per cent of the time. Driving should not be a time to catch up.”
Our Service reminds motorists to plan ahead and leave extra time to get to their destination, keep their focus on the road and be mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and school crossings.
We also remind pedestrians and cyclists that they are also required to obey the traffic signals.
Everyone has a role to play in road safety.