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600 speeders busted in February

By johnboy - 2 March 2012 22

More than 600 vehicles were detected as speeding by ACT Policing during February, after a month-long campaign in which excessive speed had been targeted.

The highest proportion of drivers (46 per cent) were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit.

A further 95 drivers were caught speeding in school zones, with two drivers travelling between 30km/h and 45km/h over the 40km/h limit.

About 2.15am on Saturday, February 25, members from City Patrol apprehended a P-plate motorcyclist travelling at 126km/h in a 60km/h zone on Northbourne Avenue. He was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice for $1811 and faces the loss of 6 demerit points.

Sergeant Rod Anderson, the Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, said that the high number of motorists found speeding in school zones was particularly concerning for police.

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse,” Sergeant Anderson said.

ACT Policing is targeting motorists not wearing seatbelts during the month of March. Drivers are reminded that they are also responsible for their passengers wearing seatbelts, and will be fined if passengers fail to do so.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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600 speeders busted in February
Tooks 3:53 pm 03 Mar 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Alderney, they aren’t “willing” to contribute. I have explained many, many times before in many previous RiotACT discussions, that the fines, once issued, are anything but voluntary.

Bet I’m wasting my breath yet again…… Ah well, maybe it’s because I take bullshit artists like you too literally……

Mr Gillespie, is speeding voluntary? If so, then you are willing to speed and accept the risk you may be fined. If it isn’t voluntary, you are a crap driver who should hand in your licence.

How many fines have you had in your life? I’m betting an absolute truckload, because people like you who think they’re awesome drivers, are usually the worst. Anyone who continually gets pinged by speed cameras is so bereft of common sense and the most basic driving skills that I’m happy for them (you) to continue contributing revenue.

Tooks 3:48 pm 03 Mar 12

Mr Gillespie said :

How many kids have actually been killed from speeding cars in 40km/h school zones? Has anyone ever bothered to research that??

You really are a complete imbecile. I doubt you even have an active licence. You’re probably one of these selfish nuffies who drive on suspended or disqualified licences, without giving a shit about anyone else on the road.

Deref 3:47 pm 03 Mar 12

sandcaw said :

Perhaps now they can start targeting drivers using mobile phones.

Roll on the day!

steveu 3:46 pm 03 Mar 12

Mr Gillespie said :

How many kids have actually been killed from speeding cars in 40km/h school zones? Has anyone ever bothered to research that??

A guy when I was at school got taken out by a bus – fractured skull – though he lived to tell the tale after extensive recouperation. I dont know how many kids have been killed but I strongly suspect that a few have hence the introduction of the limits.

You just cant trust kids not to run out between cars etc. and I can see value in the NSW system (reduced hours), I cant imagine how I would feel if I cleaned up a school kid running in front of my car. Im not saying that its going to stop kids from running out in front of my car, though I feel a bit better at my ability to stop/reduce injury on the child if the worst happened.

Watson 3:45 pm 03 Mar 12

Mr Gillespie said :

How many kids have actually been killed from speeding cars in 40km/h school zones? Has anyone ever bothered to research that??

So you think it’s ok to speed in a school zone if the stats show that no one has been killed by it so far? Another classic Mr G idea…

Alderney 11:52 am 03 Mar 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Alderney, they aren’t “willing” to contribute. I have explained many, many times before in many previous RiotACT discussions, that the fines, once issued, are anything but voluntary.

Bet I’m wasting my breath yet again…… Ah well, maybe it’s because I take bullshit artists like you too literally……

Bulls***ter my arse.

One willingly contributes to the stupidity tax by either being inattentive or willfully exceeding the posted limit.

Being inattentive is just downright dangerous. If one is unfortunate enough to be caught too bad; tell your story walking pal.

+1 to those who think more human resources need to be directed at driving. Maybe then they’ll pick up all the other shit people do when behind the wheel.

For the record, I’ve never been done in a car/truck/bus. However, I learnt young when to speed on the bike. I haven’t contributed to the stupid tax in over 20 years.

sandcaw 9:06 pm 02 Mar 12

Perhaps now they can start targeting drivers using mobile phones.

basketcase 8:23 pm 02 Mar 12

Interesting that there were 600 by the police. Wonder what the unattended speed camera total was?

dph 8:20 pm 02 Mar 12

dpm said :

So, how much revenue did that ‘inject into the local economy’, as pollies like to say after a big ‘event’ in Canberra? Hahahaha!
Unfortunately in this case, I imagine it was just locals donating to our local Govt funds – not visitors to Canberra spending their coin….

If people didn’t speed, they wouldn’t get caught. It’s such a simple concept, yet so many people seem to want to blame the police & the government, instead of taking responsibility for themselves.

dvaey 8:01 pm 02 Mar 12

Hang on, the police caught 600 speeders in a month in which they were targetting speeding… yet, we had a report about the average speed camera on hindmarsh drive that found 800 per day were speeding? So the police average 20/day when theyre on a blitz, but the cameras find 800?

Is there any greater evidence that our city needs to invest more in actual policing instead of (apparently) ineffective speed cameras?

Mr Gillespie 7:17 pm 02 Mar 12

Alderney, they aren’t “willing” to contribute. I have explained many, many times before in many previous RiotACT discussions, that the fines, once issued, are anything but voluntary.

Bet I’m wasting my breath yet again…… Ah well, maybe it’s because I take bullshit artists like you too literally……

Mr Gillespie 7:14 pm 02 Mar 12

How many kids have actually been killed from speeding cars in 40km/h school zones? Has anyone ever bothered to research that??

milkman 6:56 pm 02 Mar 12

Alderney said :

If the coppers pulled their fingure out they’d catch many many more.

They certainly would. Right now it’s ridiculously easy to get away with doing whatever you like on the road…

Alderney 5:54 pm 02 Mar 12

I’m content to know there are so many willing to contribute to the government stupidity tax.

If the coppers pulled their fingure out they’d catch many many more.

dpm 5:03 pm 02 Mar 12

So, how much revenue did that ‘inject into the local economy’, as pollies like to say after a big ‘event’ in Canberra? Hahahaha!
Unfortunately in this case, I imagine it was just locals donating to our local Govt funds – not visitors to Canberra spending their coin….

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