A Canberra Times’ sub-editor has taken Kambah bashing to a new level with this headline:
- Drink-drive alarm: Kambah motorists caught out
It’s peculiar because their source, analysis from the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust, lists Civic as the leading sources of drink drivers with 97 convicted compared to 53 in Kambah.
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But it gets downright pernicious when you consider that Kambah, being a geographically vast suburb, is Canberra’s most populous.
According to population.canberra.net.au The population of Kambah, at over 16,000 is far above the next closest suburbs. Braddon, third in the drink drive stakes has just 4,600. The number one place holder for drink driving, Civic/City, has just 2,450 people.
So Kambah residents are in fact being extremely well behaved. Doubly so when you consider that Braddon and Civic residents have many pubs within easy stumbling distance of home.