- Mar 5, 2012
- Reaction score
- Perth, Western Australia
Please visit the link, download the objection templates and send to the relevant parties mentioned in the linkADRAWA said:This legislation could affect members by granting the power to the Police and Office of Road Safety to decide what “devices” on vehicles could be banned in WA. This bypasses the usual Legislative scrutiny.
The proposed legislation does not define “device” so could include, radar detectors, Phones, GPS systems with WAZE or google maps, it could also include bull bars or awnings, Gopros on motorbikes. It is also intended to ban the passengers from having a banned device as well.
This section 111 of the legislation has been included at the end of the bill and has no relevance to the Road Traffic Amendment (Impaired Driving and Penalties) Bill 2019. By adding this irrelevant section to the Impaired Driving and Penalties Bill, the Police Minister is effectively proposing legislation by stealth.
The current Police Minister states that “the executive will not use the power inappropriately”. But once in place, this section grants legislative authority now and in the future, to the Police and Road Safety Authority to ban any “device” they deem fit, without proper consideration or discussion by the voted Members of Parliament.