ACT Policing loves Summernats

johnboy 17 January 2007 3

ACT policing has delivered a huge slap to the Canberra Times, putting out a media release praising the behaviour of the Summernats crowd and declaring the policing of it to be a great success.

Detective Superintendent Michael Chew, head of ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations, said that the comprehensive strategies put in place by ACT Policing and the event organisers had again allowed visitors to the festival to have a safe and enjoyable time.

“The co-operation between ACT Policing and Summernats management and security staff, meant that potential anti-social behaviour and traffic related issues were able to be dealt with quickly, and ensured that this years Summernats festival continued to be the highly successful event that is has been in the past,”

There are also some concerns about a rise in folk caught drink driving.

So is Detective Superintendent Michael Chew covering himself? Or perhaps he and Chic Henry are right?

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3 Responses to ACT Policing loves Summernats
Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 2:32 am 18 Jan 07

The Canberra Times beating up an issue? Surely not!

Seems like a few ‘reporters’ wanted to make an issue where their wasn’t one. Interesting in an issue (Sunday) where a Jack Waterford editorial told us all about how things have changed in his time at the Times – but neglected to tell us how the Sunday Times became more tabloid – & not ONLY in size 😉

bonfire bonfire 9:58 pm 17 Jan 07

i agree Dj – the cars were no better this year. nothing that really jumped out.

i was also pissed off that several top cars were not shown until late friday night for some reason.

i dony want to denigrate the folks who spent $$$ and hundreds of hours on their car because there were some great rides there, but the TOP standard cars were missing.

something needs to be done.

if i was chic henry id head to sema and try and encourage some of the us aftermarket companies to take a stand at summernats. too many of the stands at present are same ol same ol.

DJ DJ 8:22 pm 17 Jan 07

I’d say he was right. Crowds were down in the City on Thursday to Sunday and although there were more than enough idiots in Braddon nothing that interesting happened – I’m sure the CT could dredge up a few folks who disagree but that would be typical of them not being able to accept that the Police had things in control.

IMHO the cars are not improving and the crowds reflect that. Who wants to see doof doof wankers in their fully hectic imported cars with oversized DVD screens and seats fully reclined…. I must be getting old.

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