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50 fines in three hours in speeding crackdown.

By Charlotte - 10 June 2011 33

ACT Policing issued 50 Traffic Infringement Notices in a three hour blitz earlier today (Thursday, June 9).

Between 6am and 9am, police from Traffic Operations conducted targeted traffic operations on a number of arterial roads in the ACT.

The highest speed detected was by a 23-year-old Latham man who was caught speeding at 126km/h in a 60km/h road works zone on the Tuggeranong Parkway. The man was issued with a fine for speeding and for being an unlicensed driver and lost over 6 demerit points.

Another man, a 28-year-old from Macgregor, was caught travelling along William Hovell Drive at 143km/h in a 90km/h zone. He was issued with a $1811 fine and the loss of 6 demerit points.

ACT Policing will continue to target speeding motorists for the months of June and July with targeted operations all over Canberra.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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50 fines in three hours in speeding crackdown.
Deref 5:44 pm 10 Jun 11

“The man was issued with a fine for speeding and for being an unlicensed driver and lost over 6 demerit points.”

What did he lose those demerit points off?

The Traineediplomat 5:03 pm 10 Jun 11

William Hovell Drive? Finally! That road always complete idiots on it, more so coming from Civic it seems who go nuts when it finally turns to two lanes going north!

Harriet Vane 4:12 pm 10 Jun 11

They’re also cracking down on being in the right-hand lane over 80km/h when not overtaking on Parkes Way.

what_the 3:56 pm 10 Jun 11

Watson said :

what_the said :

The other issue is that revenue raised is supposed to be diverted into road safety programs, but what is actually happening is that these funds are being used to create more cameras under the guise of safety.

Source please?

what_the said :

I think the biggest issue in relation to revenue raising is that the projects are made on the revenue in the budget, which obviously means quotas are required to meet projections, which is pretty poor public relations considering safety is supposedly the main priority.

I don’t really have a problem with that when it’s clear that it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. I don’t particularly care what the main driver behind it is really, as long as they catch them and possibly deter them from speeding.

And I thought there was a 5km margin for speeding? It surprises me that someone got fined for going 3kms over? That is obviously over the top…

But it doesn’t, otherwise the level of speeding would be decreasing. Fines after the event have been shown to have no effect on recedivism, a bit like hitting a dog because he pissed on the carpet last week. At least with a crackdown, it’s actual police doing police work like catching the two idiots mentioned in the original post.

Happens all the time in Melbourne, it’s really excessive, and just serves to p*** the public off because as you say, it doesn’t fit within speed and camera tolerance. Something like 90% of fines are for offences less than 10kmh over.

Watson 3:37 pm 10 Jun 11

what_the said :

The other issue is that revenue raised is supposed to be diverted into road safety programs, but what is actually happening is that these funds are being used to create more cameras under the guise of safety.

Source please?

what_the said :

I think the biggest issue in relation to revenue raising is that the projects are made on the revenue in the budget, which obviously means quotas are required to meet projections, which is pretty poor public relations considering safety is supposedly the main priority.

I don’t really have a problem with that when it’s clear that it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. I don’t particularly care what the main driver behind it is really, as long as they catch them and possibly deter them from speeding.

And I thought there was a 5km margin for speeding? It surprises me that someone got fined for going 3kms over? That is obviously over the top…

what_the 3:03 pm 10 Jun 11

kezzafezza said :

luther_bendross said :

Good work, there should be more of this. Police shouldn’t have to announce their blitzes. I reckon a few covert operations with the results announced post-event should keep people on their toes. Hell, have them don yowie suits and hide in the bushes, radar-sniping people. They can raise all the revenue they like: if I’m breaking the law I don’t have a leg to stand on.

Agreed. There was such uproar in Melbourne when they put speed cameras in the back of disguised tradies vans and utes. I say why not? If we had more of this it would probably stop people speeding as much, as you just don’t know where the cameras are.
I was driving through the Glenloch Interchange on my way to work when the police had this ‘blitz’. There was a guy in a ute getting really aggro at me all the way along Gungahlin Dr because I was doing the speed limit. He then raced past me, and then consequently got pulled over by the cops for speeding. A lovely way to start the morning 🙂

I think the biggest issue in relation to revenue raising is that the projects are made on the revenue in the budget, which obviously means quotas are required to meet projections, which is pretty poor public relations considering safety is supposedly the main priority. It leads to situations like my mum getting done for 3km/h over the limit, which is obviously not a safety issue. The other issue is that revenue raised is supposed to be diverted into road safety programs, but what is actually happening is that these funds are being used to create more cameras under the guise of safety. I think the public would be better served if these funds were used to create compulsory subsidised training courses as part of gaining your license etc.

Keijidosha 2:59 pm 10 Jun 11

kezzafezza said :

I was driving through the Glenloch Interchange on my way to work when the police had this ‘blitz’. There was a guy in a ute getting really aggro at me all the way along Gungahlin Dr because I was doing the speed limit. He then raced past me, and then consequently got pulled over by the cops for speeding. A lovely way to start the morning 🙂

These situations make my smuggness meter shoot off the dial, and I make sure to flash the offender a massive shit-eating grin as I drive by.

kezzafezza 2:39 pm 10 Jun 11

luther_bendross said :

Good work, there should be more of this. Police shouldn’t have to announce their blitzes. I reckon a few covert operations with the results announced post-event should keep people on their toes. Hell, have them don yowie suits and hide in the bushes, radar-sniping people. They can raise all the revenue they like: if I’m breaking the law I don’t have a leg to stand on.

Agreed. There was such uproar in Melbourne when they put speed cameras in the back of disguised tradies vans and utes. I say why not? If we had more of this it would probably stop people speeding as much, as you just don’t know where the cameras are.
I was driving through the Glenloch Interchange on my way to work when the police had this ‘blitz’. There was a guy in a ute getting really aggro at me all the way along Gungahlin Dr because I was doing the speed limit. He then raced past me, and then consequently got pulled over by the cops for speeding. A lovely way to start the morning 🙂

luther_bendross 1:13 pm 10 Jun 11

Good work, there should be more of this. Police shouldn’t have to announce their blitzes. I reckon a few covert operations with the results announced post-event should keep people on their toes. Hell, have them don yowie suits and hide in the bushes, radar-sniping people. They can raise all the revenue they like: if I’m breaking the law I don’t have a leg to stand on.

Tooks 11:34 am 10 Jun 11

Primal said :

So the unlicensed driver lost 6 points from the infinity points on his nonexistent licence? How does that work?

It doesn’t. IMO unlicensed drivers should be summonsed to Court every time. Although at least the fines will sting him a bit.

nescius 11:34 am 10 Jun 11

I saw someone get pulled over for speeding this morning on Limestone Ave, they obviously weren’t using their mirrors because there were two motorcycle cops behind them when they decided to do 80ish in the 60 zone. Hopefullly they learned a lesson about being aware of your surroundings and taking note of other road users nearby (but I doubt it, we’ll probably see a new thread here asking how to get out of an unfair speeding fine and how it is all the nasty cops fault).

p1 10:36 am 10 Jun 11

Primal said :

So the unlicensed driver lost 6 points from the infinity points on his nonexistent licence? How does that work?

Could have been worse, he might have been an infinite number of times over the zero BAC limit that comes with his nonexistant licence.

Yay for the police fining people that are not me!

Primal 9:45 am 10 Jun 11

So the unlicensed driver lost 6 points from the infinity points on his nonexistent licence? How does that work?

zig 9:42 am 10 Jun 11

“The man was issued with a fine for speeding and for being an unlicensed driver and lost over 6 demerit points.”

Hmmm, how does one lose demerit points when one is unlicensed to begin with?

JC 9:36 am 10 Jun 11

Should be more of it I say, especially in road works area’s. The other day had some goose undertake me at the Glenloch roadworks. He must have been offended at me driving at 40km/h and was in a rush. Obviously he only got 1 car in front of me.

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