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910 leadfoots collared in October

By johnboy - 2 November 2012 8

ACT Policing caught 910 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.

Police issued a total of 650 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 260 cautions. There were 13 drivers arrested and will be summonsed for speeding offences.

Some 315 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit. A further nine drivers were caught travelling over 45km/h including a 25-year-old Downer man who was caught travelling at 170km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Monaro Highway. He was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) for $1811 and the loss of six demerit points.

Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson said the October results were extremely disappointing and clearly indicated that drivers still haven’t got the message that speeding is dangerous.

“Drivers who willfully speed were gambling with their own lives, the lives of other drivers and passengers, and the lives of children, pedestrians and cyclists,” Sergeant Anderson said.

“If you’re speeding you dramatically increase the risk of serious injury or death should you be involved in a collision. Drivers need to remember speed affects their ability to stop their car to prevent collisions.”

“Speeding is a choice people make and they can just as easily make the choice to slow down and save lives.

“I’m also concerned by the 88 motorists that received TINs for speeding in school zones.

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse and we don’t except any excuses.”

ACT Policing will be focusing on alcohol and drug impaired driving over the Summer months.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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8 Responses to
910 leadfoots collared in October
KeenGolfer 7:04 pm 03 Nov 12

thatsnotme said :

Does this include speed cameras? The reference to ‘multi-agency road safety strategy’ has me thinking it might.

No, it’s ACT policing only. The multi agency approach refers to police working with TAMS, JACS and other agencies to promote road safety through engineering, education, encouragement and enforcement. It ensures they’re all on the same page at the same time, eg the signs you see on the side of the road that match with the targeted offence that month (speeding in this case).

EvanJames 11:33 pm 02 Nov 12

thatsnotme said :

“ACT Policing caught 910 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of October…

… and not one tailgater.

thatsnotme 9:01 pm 02 Nov 12

“ACT Policing caught 910 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.”

Does this include speed cameras? The reference to ‘multi-agency road safety strategy’ has me thinking it might.

milkman 8:06 pm 02 Nov 12

Yaaaaaaaawn.

bundah 6:25 pm 02 Nov 12

The reason police have issued these stats is presumably due to the fact that they were targetting speeding in October and this is the result of their handiwork.

Innovation 6:17 pm 02 Nov 12

Funny – I haven’t heard any discussion over the last few weeks for or against tripling road fines instead of rates.

Mr Gillespie 6:09 pm 02 Nov 12

910 in a month…..compared to what average? What is the monthly record? What is “extremely” disappointing?

goggles13 5:52 pm 02 Nov 12

“Some 315 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h……..”

is the first word in this sentence necessary?

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse and we don’t except any excuses.”

I think you mean that you don’t accept any excuses

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