Perth drivers have taken to talkback radio to vent their anger about big hikes in road user penalties.
These include a $1200 slug for an offence that previously didn't attract a fine or affect demerit points - altering number plates or fitting device that prevents effective identification.
"It's just ridiculous," several Radio 6PR callers said on Thursday.
Yeah, ridiculous. Break the law, get a fine... what are we coming to?
"We need to do everything we can to discourage unsafe driving behaviour, which is why penalties need to reflect how dangerous these driving offences are."
She singled out mobile phone use while driving, which now attracts a $400 fine and three demerit points, up from a $250 fine and three demerit points.
Good! There are still far too many people driving while using a phone and putting other road users at risk.
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