In-car breath test devices for repeat drink drivers

Western Australia’s new alcohol interlock law will see interlock devices installed in the vehicles of repeat drink drivers and drivers found with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 and above.

An interlock is an alcohol breath-testing device that prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver is over a specified BAC. 

Slow road to safety

While Victoria’s road fatality rate has consistently improved, Western Australia has gone from Australia’s best performing state to its worst. John Rees asks, what is Victoria doing that we’re not?

By |May 26th, 2015|Community|0 Comments

RAC older driver survey

Driving, taking public transport, taxis, cycling and walking are just some of the ways we move around our city and State every day.

However some of these options aren’t always suitable or even accessible for parts of the community. For some, owning and driving a car is their main form of transport. The convenience of having a car is not always appreciated until it is unavailable, particularly in emergencies.

For many of our older Western Australian, the car is a sign of freedom and mobility. Without their car they must find suitable alternatives, be forced to rely on the generosity of family or friends or miss out on activities all together.

By |May 19th, 2015|Community|0 Comments

RAC gives back to Volunteering WA

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades WA was the proud recipient of the RAC-sponsored Western Australian Community Volunteer of the Year Award at last night’s Volunteering WA annual awards ceremony.

The partnership sees RAC provide Volunteering WA $30,000 over three years to support their annual awards ceremony which recognises the outstanding contributions of WA volunteers.

State Budget must keep Western Australia moving

The State Budget is an opportunity for the State Government to signal its commitment to keep Western Australia moving by funding and delivering essential programs and projects.

By |April 14th, 2015|Community|0 Comments