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AFP traffic Quota?

By ExFeds 11 February 2010 71

Does anyone know whether the ACT Police has a “quota” for traffic fines? Are their members expected to hand out a certain number each month?

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buzz819 8:19 am 17 Feb 10

ExFeds said :

ozmreeee said :

AFP Traffc quota? I am happy to take advice from those in the AFP that there isn’t one, but who cares if there is? There’s a simple formula:

Has there been any media release from the AFP stating this anywhere?

Why do you care?

ExFeds 7:15 am 17 Feb 10

ozmreeee said :

AFP Traffc quota? I am happy to take advice from those in the AFP that there isn’t one, but who cares if there is? There’s a simple formula:

Has there been any media release from the AFP stating this anywhere?

annoyedcan 9:30 pm 16 Feb 10

There is no need for a quota in the ACT since nearly all Canberra people can’t see the car with the words Police or the Speed Camera Signs.

I remember when 104.7 travelled with ACT Police. They could not give the money away because everyone was breaking the rules. They just pulled someone over who was polite and gave them the money.

ozmreeee 1:42 pm 16 Feb 10

AFP Traffc quota? I am happy to take advice from those in the AFP that there isn’t one, but who cares if there is? There’s a simple formula:

Don’t break the law = No fine

… and this formula works irrespective of whether or not there is a quota.

PS Disagreeing with the law does not mean you can ignore it – don’t like a law then join the mad mob in the Legislative Assembly and change it.

Special G 9:20 am 16 Feb 10

ExFeds said :

Everyone is assuming tickets relate to speed. Speeding is very limited on the list of summary offence that are available for the issuing of tickets….Check these:

Driving manner – On nature strip / on foot path / unsecure load / ….etc…
Bikes – carry more than one person / ride without using hands / too close to car
Bus – Eat on a bus / litter on bus / consume liquor on bus
Pedestrians – you can guess all these RED MAN!
Taxi – Driver and cab not clean and tidy / drive shortest route / Move while door open
Give way – about 100 here! Licence issues – heaps! Overtaking! The list is almost endless….

A personal favorite – Getting towed by a car whilst using a wheeled toy HAHAHAHA

There are about 700 that I have read and doubt even the cops know about this many.

I’m sure one of them would take the time to find one fitting for you.

buzz819 8:43 am 16 Feb 10

ExFeds said :

Everyone is assuming tickets relate to speed. Speeding is very limited on the list of summary offence that are available for the issuing of tickets….Check these:

Driving manner – On nature strip / on foot path / unsecure load / ….etc…
Bikes – carry more than one person / ride without using hands / too close to car
Bus – Eat on a bus / litter on bus / consume liquor on bus
Pedestrians – you can guess all these RED MAN!
Taxi – Driver and cab not clean and tidy / drive shortest route / Move while door open
Give way – about 100 here! Licence issues – heaps! Overtaking! The list is almost endless….

A personal favorite – Getting towed by a car whilst using a wheeled toy HAHAHAHA

There are about 700 that I have read and doubt even the cops know about this many.

Do you know what a wheeled toy is? Did there is an infringement for not paying for a taxi, not stopping at a yellow light, no seatbelt, going straight at a right turn only lane.

You forgot to add, burnout and race, traffic light offences, vehicle – mechanical.

I think you will find that a lot of Police drive around with a list of traffic offences. Yet you still say that handing out Traffic Infringement Notices is only because they are told to.

Why don’t you join so that you can help solve the problem?

Come on ExFeds, tell us, are you ex AFP?? I’ve asked it 4 times now, you expect to get answers from others, whats you answer?

ExFeds 7:22 am 16 Feb 10

Everyone is assuming tickets relate to speed. Speeding is very limited on the list of summary offence that are available for the issuing of tickets….Check these:

Driving manner – On nature strip / on foot path / unsecure load / ….etc…
Bikes – carry more than one person / ride without using hands / too close to car
Bus – Eat on a bus / litter on bus / consume liquor on bus
Pedestrians – you can guess all these RED MAN!
Taxi – Driver and cab not clean and tidy / drive shortest route / Move while door open
Give way – about 100 here! Licence issues – heaps! Overtaking! The list is almost endless….

A personal favorite – Getting towed by a car whilst using a wheeled toy HAHAHAHA

There are about 700 that I have read and doubt even the cops know about this many.

Jim Jones 3:16 pm 15 Feb 10

Also, you really should be addressing me as Reverend Jones, rather than Mr Jones … but I’ll let that slide.

Jim Jones 3:06 pm 15 Feb 10

James – apologies if you read my rant as being directed at you, I was using your comment “Speed fines are simply a revenue device” as a launching pad against the usual whining and bad faith arguments about speeding fines.

Personally, I really don’t care what you do when you’re in your car, as long as it doesn’t affect my safety.

James-T-Kirk 1:34 pm 15 Feb 10

Jim Jones said :

James-T-Kirk said :

Speed fines are simply a revenue device

If you don’t speed, you won’t get a ticket (or, if you insist, “you won’t be contributing to government revenue”).

It’s not rocket-science. In fact, there are massive signs everywhere that explain precisely how to avoid “contributing to revenue”. It’s not like everyone hasn’t had this explained to them repetitively from the moment you start driving lessons.

Rather than everyone having to listen to endless whining about how “speeding is blah blah blah my tax dollars blah blah blah damn gummint blah blah blah”, everyone could attempt to use their damn brains once in a while and NOT contribute to the revenue by keeping to the speed limit.

From the looks of how often these threads pop up, the whole speed limit thing is actually an intelligence test: an intelligence test that many people just can’t figure out.

Perhaps I should try to explain it to you:

a) if you are caught going over the posted speed limit, then you will be fined

b) if you wish to avoid being fined, don’t go over the posted speed limit.

There we go – no need for endless diversions about the cause of accidents and road quality and all the rest. It’s painfully simple.

If you receive a speeding fine, it’s because you’re obviously too stupid to figure out how the rules work. In this instance, my suggestion would be to suck it up and act like an adult. Attempting to deflect responsibility (particularly when the rules are completely unambiguous and have been explained over and over and over again) is not the attitude of a responsible adult; it is the sort of thing that a particularly poorly raised, particularly stupid child would attempt.

SIGH!

Mr Jones,

I am sad to let you down on a number of points.

1) I do not contribute to the revenue collected in this manner.
2) I do whatever speed I feel like at the time.
3) This speed is highly unlikely to match the ‘recommended maximum’ suggested by the signs.

4) And sadly, I am intelligent, and can use a komputa.

Jim Jones 12:12 pm 15 Feb 10

James-T-Kirk said :

Speed fines are simply a revenue device

If you don’t speed, you won’t get a ticket (or, if you insist, “you won’t be contributing to government revenue”).

It’s not rocket-science. In fact, there are massive signs everywhere that explain precisely how to avoid “contributing to revenue”. It’s not like everyone hasn’t had this explained to them repetitively from the moment you start driving lessons.

Rather than everyone having to listen to endless whining about how “speeding is blah blah blah my tax dollars blah blah blah damn gummint blah blah blah”, everyone could attempt to use their damn brains once in a while and NOT contribute to the revenue by keeping to the speed limit.

From the looks of how often these threads pop up, the whole speed limit thing is actually an intelligence test: an intelligence test that many people just can’t figure out.

Perhaps I should try to explain it to you:

a) if you are caught going over the posted speed limit, then you will be fined

b) if you wish to avoid being fined, don’t go over the posted speed limit.

There we go – no need for endless diversions about the cause of accidents and road quality and all the rest. It’s painfully simple.

If you receive a speeding fine, it’s because you’re obviously too stupid to figure out how the rules work. In this instance, my suggestion would be to suck it up and act like an adult. Attempting to deflect responsibility (particularly when the rules are completely unambiguous and have been explained over and over and over again) is not the attitude of a responsible adult; it is the sort of thing that a particularly poorly raised, particularly stupid child would attempt.

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