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Cross border lockdown

By johnboy - 28 November 2011 13

ACT Policing will collaborate with NSW Police members from Yass in a cross- border “lockdown” for Operation RAID (Remove All Impaired Drivers) this week.

Police will have highly-visible operations targeting drug and alcohol-impaired drivers from Monday, November 28 to Sunday, December 11. These enforcement activities are timed to coincide with the start of the festive season, which traditionally brings an increase in the consumption of alcohol and drugs.

Last year the operation ran for 17 days, from Friday, November 26, to Sunday, December 12. During this time 9456 breath-tests were conducted in the ACT with 72 drivers returning positive results and 283 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) being issued.

ACT Policing, in a joint operation with NSW Police, will be conducting a cross-border “lockdown”, stopping all vehicles coming into and out of the ACT. Last year more than 678 motorists were breath-tested in a four-hour lockdown, with three returning positive results.

Superintendent of Traffic Operations, Kylie Flower, is encouraging all road users who are intending to consume alcohol to plan ahead and make alternative transport arrangements to get them home safely.

“We don’t want you to become a statistic this Christmas. If you are celebrating this festive season, please nominate a designated driver or take public transport home,” she said.

“ACT Policing and NSW Police will be out targeting all motorists. This operation is specifically aimed at removing as many drink and drug-affected drivers as possible from our roads,” Superintendent Flower said.

ACT Policing, NSW Police and Victoria Police are participating in Operation RAID this year.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Cross border lockdown
Jethro 11:13 pm 28 Nov 11

gazket said :

what’s this lockdown shit, is the A.C.T. a jail now you commy bastards. This is supposed to be a free country Next the AFP will want pazzportz and ze paperz to leave the A.C.T.

Yes. The ACT is a jail.

A giant open-air jail.

I like to call it New Palestine.

gazket 10:40 pm 28 Nov 11

what’s this lockdown shit, is the A.C.T. a jail now you commy bastards. This is supposed to be a free country Next the AFP will want pazzportz and ze paperz to leave the A.C.T.

basketofcat 10:04 pm 28 Nov 11

basketofcat said :

So much for using people to transport alcohol across the border!

Tooks said :

Gotta love bush lawyers who know jack s*** about the law. You can join Mr Gillespie as the RA village idiot.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/coaca430/s92.html

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/leara2002451/s87i.html (2) a person in the RDT / RBT queue could conceivably get out of their car before being tested and walk on their merry way, and it would be up to the police to prove the risk to safety. Sure, they could be done for some other offence nothing to do with being in control of a motor vehicle.

but, all the talk in the NSW legislation about authorised areas and police having the power to permit or deny entry, the ACT legislation says the conveyance must be searched in a public area, or some area where members of the public have ready access:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/ca190082/s210.html (b)

so have that for some bush lawryin’!

buzz819 9:59 pm 28 Nov 11

Adarian said :

RDT is a joke and a violation of our Human Rights…… Innocent until proven guilty……. “No civilian can be forced to give a fluid sample in accordance to proportionality” A.C.T Human Rights Bill…….. Drug testing randomly in society is a violation of all our rights and it should not be tolerated by society….. Alcohol testing just scrapes by because it is a legally available drug therefore it can be assumed that it may be in peoples system….. To the best of my knowledge to live in a society that has a legal system you are first Suspected then arrested and then charged then you go to court….. Until court is over and they hand down a guilty verdict you are presumed innocent….. That makes Random Drug testing Illegal and a direct breach of Human Rights Law…… Not to mention your Civil Liberties…

Nice, I umm just read the Human Rights Act 2004, from cover to cover, and no where did I find anything about not having to provide a fluid sample, if it was indeed the Human Rights Bill and not the Human Rights Act you were reading, you have to realise the bill is the law before it passes into government.

People who break the law violates my human rights to live safely in society, this should not be tolerated by society!

Legal system, suspicion or belief of guilt, arrested or summonsed, found guilty or innocent, yes good work there, I don’t know where you are going with the rest of it though?

You do realise if you do return a positive test, then the analysis is also positive, you aren’t guilty yet, you are then summonsed or arrested then taken to court to be found guilty or innocent. So no, no it doesn’t make it a direct breach of human rights legislation.

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/2004-5/default.asp

Here you go, heres the link to the Human Rights Act have a read to better your understanding that it is more about your freedoms, not about circumventing the law.

Have a good read.

Henry82 9:04 pm 28 Nov 11

Adarian said :

RDT is a joke and a violation of our Human Rights…aw…… Not to mention your Civil Liberties…

having a driving license isn’t a human right. Go hand yours in so you won’t have your “rights” taken away from you.

milkman 8:57 pm 28 Nov 11

damien haas said :

Its hardly ‘random’ if they are stopping every car going across the border.

I thought these tactics were reserved for Summernats visitors.

Good on ’em, I reckon. A stuff ‘random’, I’d rather they started profiling.

milkman 8:41 pm 28 Nov 11

Adarian said :

RDT is a joke and a violation of our Human Rights…… Innocent until proven guilty……. “No civilian can be forced to give a fluid sample in accordance to proportionality” A.C.T Human Rights Bill…….. Drug testing randomly in society is a violation of all our rights and it should not be tolerated by society….. Alcohol testing just scrapes by because it is a legally available drug therefore it can be assumed that it may be in peoples system….. To the best of my knowledge to live in a society that has a legal system you are first Suspected then arrested and then charged then you go to court….. Until court is over and they hand down a guilty verdict you are presumed innocent….. That makes Random Drug testing Illegal and a direct breach of Human Rights Law…… Not to mention your Civil Liberties…

Thanks for your input, big fella!

Tooks 8:36 pm 28 Nov 11

Adarian said :

RDT is a joke and a violation of our Human Rights…… Innocent until proven guilty……. “No civilian can be forced to give a fluid sample in accordance to proportionality” A.C.T Human Rights Bill…….. Drug testing randomly in society is a violation of all our rights and it should not be tolerated by society….. Alcohol testing just scrapes by because it is a legally available drug therefore it can be assumed that it may be in peoples system….. To the best of my knowledge to live in a society that has a legal system you are first Suspected then arrested and then charged then you go to court….. Until court is over and they hand down a guilty verdict you are presumed innocent….. That makes Random Drug testing Illegal and a direct breach of Human Rights Law…… Not to mention your Civil Liberties…

Gotta love bush lawyers who know jack s*** about the law. You can join Mr Gillespie as the RA village idiot.

damien haas 8:30 pm 28 Nov 11

Its hardly ‘random’ if they are stopping every car going across the border.

I thought these tactics were reserved for Summernats visitors.

farnarkler 7:24 pm 28 Nov 11

Tell it to the magistrate if you get caught Adarian. I’m sure they’ll agree with you. If random drug testing prevents some piece of pond life crashing their commodore or lancer into decent people, causing injury or death, then I’m all for it.

creative_canberran 7:21 pm 28 Nov 11

Adarian said :

RDT is a joke and a violation of our Human Rights…… Innocent until proven guilty……. “No civilian can be forced to give a fluid sample in accordance to proportionality” A.C.T Human Rights Bill…….. Drug testing randomly in society is a violation of all our rights and it should not be tolerated by society….. Alcohol testing just scrapes by because it is a legally available drug therefore it can be assumed that it may be in peoples system….. To the best of my knowledge to live in a society that has a legal system you are first Suspected then arrested and then charged then you go to court….. Until court is over and they hand down a guilty verdict you are presumed innocent….. That makes Random Drug testing Illegal and a direct breach of Human Rights Law…… Not to mention your Civil Liberties…

So many ellipsis points, so little evidence of intelligent thought.

No idea how the law works, no idea about strict liability. Just the same, tired and self-defeating civil libertarian mush.

Adarian 7:02 pm 28 Nov 11

RDT is a joke and a violation of our Human Rights…… Innocent until proven guilty……. “No civilian can be forced to give a fluid sample in accordance to proportionality” A.C.T Human Rights Bill…….. Drug testing randomly in society is a violation of all our rights and it should not be tolerated by society….. Alcohol testing just scrapes by because it is a legally available drug therefore it can be assumed that it may be in peoples system….. To the best of my knowledge to live in a society that has a legal system you are first Suspected then arrested and then charged then you go to court….. Until court is over and they hand down a guilty verdict you are presumed innocent….. That makes Random Drug testing Illegal and a direct breach of Human Rights Law…… Not to mention your Civil Liberties…

basketofcat 2:40 pm 28 Nov 11

So much for using people to transport alcohol across the border!

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