Police Wrap – 6 October 2010

By 6 October, 2010 16

1. Fatal free long weekend:

Canberra’s roads were fatality-free over the long weekend but ACT Policing apprehended 11 drink-drivers during the double-demerit Labour Day holiday period.

A total of 94 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINS) were issued over the same period, of which 31 were for speeding offences and 4 for failing to wear a seatbelt (one of these being an improperly restrained child).

The highest speed offence recorded during the double demerit period was 148km/h in an 80km/h zone by a Holden Monaro on the Monaro Highway, between Morshead Drive and Newcastle St in Fyshwick around 9.50pm on Friday, October 1.

The driver, a 24-year-old from NSW, was issued with an $1811 fine. He will lose 12 demerit points and faces an almost certain suspension of his driver’s licence as a result.

Of the 11 drink-drivers, the highest Blood Alcohol Content was 0.207, recorded by a 27-year-old in Reid in the early hours of Saturday morning (October 2). The man, whose driver’s licence was already suspended, will be summonsed to court on a date to be fixed.

Traffic Operations Superintendent Mark Colbran expressed his disappointment with the high number of infringements given that drivers were well warned of the police enforcement activity, and that one Canberra driver had recently died in tragic head-on collision on the Monaro Highway.

“In partnership with ACT Government road safety authorities, ACT Policing will be shifting its enforcement focus for the next month to apprehending speeding offenders. Speeding is a consistent problem on ACT roads, and we will be taking a very strict approach to enforcing the territory’s limits in the month ahead,” Supt Colbran added.

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16 Responses to Police Wrap – 6 October 2010
#1
Solidarity2:43 pm, 06 Oct 10

Sigh, shifting to speeding again?

Speeding is not the main contributor to fatalities on the road
Alcohol is

#2
lobster2:51 pm, 06 Oct 10

I think if you are driving a Monaro and you are the Monaro highway you should be able to go whatever speed you want… Actually I am pretty sure it is a law.

#3
homeone3:30 pm, 06 Oct 10

I wonder if they’ve got their speedo ‘certification’ up to date …

#4
Tooks5:04 pm, 06 Oct 10

homeone said :

I wonder if they’ve got their speedo ‘certification’ up to date …

What makes you think it isn’t?

#5
farnarkler5:52 pm, 06 Oct 10

Mr 0.207 must be laughing. With an already suspended license what more can the courts do to him?? A fine? He possibly can’t afford it. A longer suspension? Why would he give a sh*t about that? A suspended jail sentence? Ooooh scary.

#6
NickD8:21 pm, 06 Oct 10

farnarkler said :

Mr 0.207 must be laughing. With an already suspended license what more can the courts do to him?? A fine? He possibly can’t afford it. A longer suspension? Why would he give a sh*t about that? A suspended jail sentence? Ooooh scary.

He’s not going to get his licence back any time soon, and that rules him out of all kinds of jobs. As does a conviction for drink driving.

#7
Spideydog8:52 pm, 06 Oct 10

Solidarity said :

Sigh, shifting to speeding again?

Speeding is not the main contributor to fatalities on the road
Alcohol is

It’s not just fatalities that’s the problem, it property damage and injuries, serious and minor. They all count.

#8
Freddyp7:32 am, 07 Oct 10

NickD said :

He’s not going to get his licence back any time soon, and that rules him out of all kinds of jobs. As does a conviction for drink driving.

That wouldn’t bother the unemployable.

#9
georgesgenitals8:37 am, 07 Oct 10

Freddyp said :

NickD said :

He’s not going to get his licence back any time soon, and that rules him out of all kinds of jobs. As does a conviction for drink driving.

That wouldn’t bother the unemployable.

It makes for a good excuse to Centrelink as to why you can’t attend interviews.

#10
homeone2:35 pm, 07 Oct 10

Tooks/exfed 1 or 2 or who ever ..
“#4Tooks
(Rabble Rouser)
17:04, 06 Oct 10
Quote homeone said :

I wonder if they’ve got their speedo ‘certification’ up to date …

What makes you think it isn’t?”

May be that superintendant got the job of having them all fixed.

#11
farq3:17 pm, 07 Oct 10

homeone said :

May be that superintendant got the job of having them all fixed.

I thought all cops were trained observers and could estimate a vehicles speed with a fair margin.

>”The highest speed offence recorded during the double demerit period was 148km/h in an 80km/h zone by a Holden Monaro on the Monaro Highway”

I guess traffic was not light enough for him to get one of these new cautions I hear so much about.

#12
p13:50 pm, 07 Oct 10

farq said :

I thought all cops were trained observers and could estimate a vehicles speed with a fair margin.

Does anyone know if there is some sort of pass/fail test in order to become a traffic cop, whereby you have to accurately estimate the speed of various vehicles?

#13
homeone6:38 pm, 07 Oct 10

I’ve been practising estimating using snails in my courtyard.

If I get any good at it I might get ‘certified’ … or instead I could throw some ‘TIN’s at them.

#14
DJ7:28 pm, 07 Oct 10

farq said :

homeone said :

May be that superintendant got the job of having them all fixed.

I thought all cops were trained observers and could estimate a vehicles speed with a fair margin.

>”The highest speed offence recorded during the double demerit period was 148km/h in an 80km/h zone by a Holden Monaro on the Monaro Highway”

I guess traffic was not light enough for him to get one of these new cautions I hear so much about.

Were you expecting more bites?

Go and sit in Court and actually see the process that relates to disputed TINs.

Then ‘go fish’.

#15
vg8:46 am, 08 Oct 10

“I thought all cops were trained observers and could estimate a vehicles speed with a fair margin.”

You are indeed correct. On the advanced program you are also expected to estimate the following week’s Lotto numbers with 88.6% success. The undercover estimates program teaches even more advanced members how to estimate the length of Hollywood marriages down to the month. In 2009 an exceptional student was also able to estimate, within days, the length of Lindsay Lohan’s probationary period.

“May be that superintendant got the job of having them all fixed”

Homey, its spelt Superintendent, with a capital ‘s’ and and ‘e’ at the end instead of an ‘a’. Superintendant is how its spelt in the bogan sub-dialect of English

#16
georgesgenitals9:02 am, 08 Oct 10

vg said :

“I thought all cops were trained observers and could estimate a vehicles speed with a fair margin.”

You are indeed correct. On the advanced program you are also expected to estimate the following week’s Lotto numbers with 88.6% success. The undercover estimates program teaches even more advanced members how to estimate the length of Hollywood marriages down to the month. In 2009 an exceptional student was also able to estimate, within days, the length of Lindsay Lohan’s probationary period.

“May be that superintendant got the job of having them all fixed”

Homey, its spelt Superintendent, with a capital ‘s’ and and ‘e’ at the end instead of an ‘a’. Superintendant is how its spelt in the bogan sub-dialect of English

Why the capital ‘S’? Is ‘Superintendent’ his first name?

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