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AFP become weather bureau and cast legal doubts on bicycle bar crawl

By Samuel Gordon-Stewart - 21 October 2005 21

I have just noticed an unusual press release on the AFP website. In it the person who wrote it, and was presumably very bored, has decided that the AFP is the weather bureau and needs to tell us about the rainfall. Whilst it started off in context:

“We’re likely in for several days’ rain and the collisions have started to mount since it began falling overnight,” Traffic Operations’ Sergeant Jeff Knight said today.

It degraded into a weather report

ACT has recorded 465mm of rain for the first 10 months compared with 455mm for all of 2004.
Canberra’s October rainfalls have totalled as little as 7mm in 2002 and as high as 72mm in 2003. So far Canberra has recorded 22mm in October alone this year.

The AFP also has the audacity to take an indirect swipe at the RiotACT bicycle bar crawl.

“It is also important while driving to the conditions to ensure all road users pay attention – especially to the basic road rules such as not drinking and driving or riding,” Sgt Knight said.

They did eventually get to the point of the press release and say that a motorcyclist “allegedly” blew .195 in the rain.

I’m not quite sure why the AFP are the new BOM, but their press releases will need to be more regular if they are to maintain this new role.

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
AFP become weather bureau and cast legal doubts on bicycle bar crawl
Kerces 2:20 pm 21 Oct 05

but they’re soooo comfortable. and uprights are just too damn tall and unbalanceable…

though i’d call myself more of a lapsed recumbent rider if i’m being honest — i’ve got a car now.

bonfire 1:47 pm 21 Oct 05

you can seek treatment.

Kerces 1:26 pm 21 Oct 05

well best stop addressing me directly then bonfire.

bonfire 12:51 pm 21 Oct 05

kerces, i have no wish to associate with someone who transgresses right thinking. recumbent bicycles are unnatural on many levels, and so are the types that use them.

RandomGit 12:21 pm 21 Oct 05

Drive by car door should do just fine.

Maelinar 12:06 pm 21 Oct 05

For that may I suggest a fun way to pass the time would be a surfcaster with several large hooks attached may be more successful than a firearm 🙂

xman 12:02 pm 21 Oct 05

Ahhh…I used to hunt in my younger days. Sadly my marksmanship was such that a shottie ended up being weapon of choice.

I’d just like to be able to shoot the face/gas mask off the recumbent, that’s all! 🙂

Maelinar 11:52 am 21 Oct 05

xman, being able to shoot to kill is the same as being able to shoot.

The ability to kill is called marksmanship.

Thumper 11:39 am 21 Oct 05

Humbug?

Kerces 11:25 am 21 Oct 05

bah!

xman 11:20 am 21 Oct 05

I do…and I’d love to be able to shoot to kill.

Kerces 11:13 am 21 Oct 05

yes, well you would bonfire. Know any recumbent cyclists personally?

bonfire 10:31 am 21 Oct 05

i suspect its aimed specifically at recumbent cyclists.

ssanta 10:19 am 21 Oct 05

Shoot to Kill fucktards, shoot to kill.

Kerces 8:52 am 21 Oct 05

Sam I suspect “not drinking and driving or riding” refers to motorcyclists. But then you never know what goes through the heads of people drafting releases.

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