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Heat comes off drink driving

By johnboy - 1 June 2011 6

ACT Policing will be targeting speeding motorists for the months of June and July as part of its ongoing traffic enforcement campaign.

The campaign targets traffic offences that contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads. Speeding and drink driving continue to be a concern.

Traffic Operations Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Jeff Knight says he hopes to see a reduction in people caught speeding compared to February when police were targeting speeding drivers.

“Seven people have died on our roads this year, five involved speeding,” Sergeant Knight said.

“February’s targeted speeding campaign resulted in 1207 traffic infringement notices (TINs) being issued for speeding, an increase of 467 TINs compared with the same time in 2010.”

Only yesterday (Tuesday, May 31), a 29-year-old Melba man was caught speeding on Barry Drive on his Black Triumph motorcycle. Police detected the rider about 7.50 am travelling at 110km/h in a 60km/h zone, almost double the sign posted speed limit. He was issued with a TIN for $1811 and the loss of six demerit points.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Heat comes off drink driving
Mysteryman 11:38 am 02 Jun 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Aren’t they ALWAYS targeting speeding? What’s so special about June and July that’s different to what they’re normally doing? Or is this just another propaganda campaign? Notice how they only ever list the worst cases, along with the 5 out of the 7 road deaths claimed to be attributed to speeding (by how much?), to scare everyone else into slowing down??

Why can’t the police go back to targeting drink-driving, mobile phone use, etc. and also try catching the defective vehicles driving around with only one headlight on at night and the noisy hotted-up ones revving their engines in residential streets?

I really have to question how police resources are distributed sometimes……

Shhhh… don’t talk like that on RA… A lot of people can’t recognise common sense/logic. You’ll end being berated by the usual morons with their “you’re criticising the government’s stance on road safety so you’re a bad person and you obviously speed!!@!12”.

The Frots 11:35 am 02 Jun 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Aren’t they ALWAYS targeting speeding? What’s so special about June and July that’s different to what they’re normally doing? Or is this just another propaganda campaign? Notice how they only ever list the worst cases, along with the 5 out of the 7 road deaths claimed to be attributed to speeding (by how much?), to scare everyone else into slowing down??

Why can’t the police go back to targeting drink-driving, mobile phone use, etc. and also try catching the defective vehicles driving around with only one headlight on at night and the noisy hotted-up ones revving their engines in residential streets?

I really have to question how police resources are distributed sometimes……

+1 for this Mr. G.

Classified 11:31 am 02 Jun 11

It’s more important to be careful when driving than to stare at your speedo. An added benefit of being careful is you can see police and speed cameras in advance, so you don’t get caught anyway.

Mr Gillespie 11:20 am 02 Jun 11

Aren’t they ALWAYS targeting speeding? What’s so special about June and July that’s different to what they’re normally doing? Or is this just another propaganda campaign? Notice how they only ever list the worst cases, along with the 5 out of the 7 road deaths claimed to be attributed to speeding (by how much?), to scare everyone else into slowing down??

Why can’t the police go back to targeting drink-driving, mobile phone use, etc. and also try catching the defective vehicles driving around with only one headlight on at night and the noisy hotted-up ones revving their engines in residential streets?

I really have to question how police resources are distributed sometimes……

Chop71 10:15 am 02 Jun 11

wow $1811. That would keep Mr Plod employed for a few hours.

what_the 2:02 pm 01 Jun 11

Guess revenue from cameras weren’t meeting budget projections…

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