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Hume racers shut down

By johnboy - 30 June 2012 60

ACT Policing has continued to target dangerous driving in Hume issuing 65 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) in the suburb over two nights in the last week.

Last night (Friday, June 29) and Wednesday, June 27 officers from Woden Patrol, Traffic Operations, and Crime Prevention were out in force targeting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour.

Police conducted 670 screening tests with three drivers recording positive results. They will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

On Wednesday night (June 27) several drivers were recorded travelling at excessive speeds with two drivers caught doing in excess of 100kph in the 60 zone on Sheppard Street in Hume.

Over the two nights 30 vehicles were issued with defect notices.

Sergeant Mark Steel said it is particularly concerning these offences occurred in such a short time frame but is encouraged by the level of support officers received from members of the public.

“This is about highlighting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour on our roads as a serious issue which will not be tolerated by police,” Sergeant Steel said. “We have received overwhelming support from members of the public through the course of our operation and we will continue to patrol Hume on a regular basis to target dangerous driving”.

Targeting anti-social and dangerous driving behaviours is a focus of the 2012-2013 Purchase Agreement between the ACT Government and ACT Policing.

If you see any anti-social behaviour or dangerous driving in your area, contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131-444.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Hume racers shut down
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:06 pm 02 Jul 12

Keijidosha said :

rosscoact said :

I obviously need to make my position clearer.

The people that the police arrest are not motor racing fans. They are idiots with weapons they don’t know how to use properly and who all too often kill innocent people when they lose control of those weapons.

As such they are criminals and should be treated the same way.

When a wife beater is arrested do we cry for mixed cage fights so they can have an outlet? No, because that would be as ridiculous as calling for a motorsport venue to deal with dangerous driving.

Your comparison is absurdly irrelevant, but it is worth considering that a wife beater could easily join any gym and legally unleash their violent tendencies on a punching bag or sparring partner rather than their wife.

Nobody would be foolish enough to claim that domestic violence could be irradicated by open access to gyms, and by the same token there’s no way that a motorsport facility in the ACT would nullify illegal driving on the streets. However what such a facility would do is provide a safe and legal alternative for all drivers to push the limits of their vehicles – if that encouraged the small number of people driving like clowns to take it off the streets, then so much the better. If these drivers continue to participate in illegal and dangerous activities, crush their cars and throw the book at them.

The other upshot of a motorsport facility would be encouraging (or making it mandatory for) drivers to use it to improve their driving skills – and very few people could argue that upskilling Canberra drivers is a bad idea!

No motor enthusiast does this sort of dumb behaviour. Only idiotic children and retarded bogans. Motor enthusiasts go to Sydney to mess around in cars, not use public streets.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:02 pm 02 Jul 12

what_the said :

rosscoact said :

Reading the police site there seems to be a fair demand for venues to do lots of sorts of criminal activity.

I’m not sure that a sradium for perverts, thugs and thieves is on the cards either.

I suppose if the motorist’s party gets into power things may be different

You sir, are an idiot. By the way, what is a sradium?

Calling somebody a idiot because they make a incredibly good point, then trying to be a spelling nazi on a obv typo and then making no counter point shows a incredible lack of wits.

Keijidosha 4:11 pm 02 Jul 12

rosscoact said :

I obviously need to make my position clearer.

The people that the police arrest are not motor racing fans. They are idiots with weapons they don’t know how to use properly and who all too often kill innocent people when they lose control of those weapons.

As such they are criminals and should be treated the same way.

When a wife beater is arrested do we cry for mixed cage fights so they can have an outlet? No, because that would be as ridiculous as calling for a motorsport venue to deal with dangerous driving.

Your comparison is absurdly irrelevant, but it is worth considering that a wife beater could easily join any gym and legally unleash their violent tendencies on a punching bag or sparring partner rather than their wife.

Nobody would be foolish enough to claim that domestic violence could be irradicated by open access to gyms, and by the same token there’s no way that a motorsport facility in the ACT would nullify illegal driving on the streets. However what such a facility would do is provide a safe and legal alternative for all drivers to push the limits of their vehicles – if that encouraged the small number of people driving like clowns to take it off the streets, then so much the better. If these drivers continue to participate in illegal and dangerous activities, crush their cars and throw the book at them.

The other upshot of a motorsport facility would be encouraging (or making it mandatory for) drivers to use it to improve their driving skills – and very few people could argue that upskilling Canberra drivers is a bad idea!

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:34 pm 02 Jul 12

In keeping with the ‘harm minimisation’ mantra that gets pushed a lot, I think finding somewhere for the ratbags to go is a pretty good idea.

p1 11:28 am 02 Jul 12

buzz819 said :

Seems to be a lot more drink drivers around, how about we give them a race track as well?

Actually, that is a pretty good idea. I’m picturing a cross between calls to crush drunk drivers vehicles, and the movie Death Race.

rosscoact 10:54 am 02 Jul 12

I obviously need to make my position clearer.

The people that the police arrest are not motor racing fans. They are idiots with weapons they don’t know how to use properly and who all too often kill innocent people when they lose control of those weapons.

As such they are criminals and should be treated the same way.

When a wife beater is arrested do we cry for mixed cage fights so they can have an outlet? No, because that would be as ridiculous as calling for a motorsport venue to deal with dangerous driving.

Mysteryman 10:19 am 02 Jul 12

Deref said :

cranky said :

There appears to be a demand for a venue for this type of motoring activity.

Undoubtedly.

But why should the rest of us pay for it? If there was demand, wouldn’t it be a commercial operation?

Because the government is tasked with spending money on venues and facilities for the use of the public, even when there is only demand by small segments of the population. See: public art, bike lanes, arboretum, swimming pools, parks, centenary walking trails, etc.

It’s not a difficult concept to understand.

buzz819 10:13 am 02 Jul 12

rosscoact said :

Reading the police site there seems to be a fair demand for venues to do lots of sorts of criminal activity.

I’m not sure that a sradium for perverts, thugs and thieves is on the cards either.

I suppose if the motorist’s party gets into power things may be different

Seems to be a lot more drink drivers around, how about we give them a race track as well?

Keijidosha 10:09 am 02 Jul 12

Great to see 30 defective vehicles taken off the road. Given the Government dropped annual vehicle inspections more needs to be done to collar neglected and illegally modified vehicles. Would be good to see the Random Vehicle Inspectors have a higher presence.

I do agree with cranky on the need for a suitable motorsport venue in Canberra, however to call those who participate in illegal burnouts and street racing “motorsport enthusiasts” is inaccurate and only opens the door to absurd comments like those from rosscoact.

The ACT needs a motorsport venue first and foremost as a safe and legal place for enthusiasts to indulge their passion. If supported by the Police and Government it could also be used to encourage the small minority of people participating in illegal activities on the road to keep it off the streets.

Deref 9:58 am 02 Jul 12

cranky said :

There appears to be a demand for a venue for this type of motoring activity.

Undoubtedly.

But why should the rest of us pay for it? If there was demand, wouldn’t it be a commercial operation?

Eppo 9:55 am 02 Jul 12

rosscoact said :

Reading the police site there seems to be a fair demand for venues to do lots of sorts of criminal activity.

I’m not sure that a sradium for perverts, thugs and thieves is on the cards either.

The difference being that motorsports performed at a purpose built facility are not illegal. Trying to draw some sort of parallel between people who want to enjoy a legitimate hobby and perverts is quite offensive.

That said, I don’t know how many of these people out at Hume are genuine motorsport fans. It’s probably that Rush Hour crowd, who are nothing more than bogans in crappy cars doing stupid things.

rosscoact 9:05 am 02 Jul 12

And you sir are quite rude, but thanks for the input.

A sradium is what one types without glasses when trying to type stadium

what_the said :

rosscoact said :

Reading the police site there seems to be a fair demand for venues to do lots of sorts of criminal activity.

I’m not sure that a sradium for perverts, thugs and thieves is on the cards either.

I suppose if the motorist’s party gets into power things may be different

You sir, are an idiot. By the way, what is a sradium?

what_the 8:41 am 02 Jul 12

rosscoact said :

Reading the police site there seems to be a fair demand for venues to do lots of sorts of criminal activity.

I’m not sure that a sradium for perverts, thugs and thieves is on the cards either.

I suppose if the motorist’s party gets into power things may be different

You sir, are an idiot. By the way, what is a sradium?

rosscoact 8:07 am 02 Jul 12

Reading the police site there seems to be a fair demand for venues to do lots of sorts of criminal activity.

I’m not sure that a sradium for perverts, thugs and thieves is on the cards either.

I suppose if the motorist’s party gets into power things may be different

cranky 9:53 pm 01 Jul 12

There appears to be a demand for a venue for this type of motoring activity.

Govco have stuck their fingers in their ears, and in Burch fashion are running around going “La, La, La,”, totally avoiding any recognition of the wants of a portion of the populace for a suitable venue.

Motorsport enthusiasts have been denied any Gov support for the years of the Labor government. Summernats has nothing to do with motorsport.

What other sporting interest is required to travel about 100k’s to persue their interest? Even the ice skaters are able to participate on an ice rink built in the center of Civic. I have no problems with ice skaters (they appear quite attractive), but I’m fairly sure they are not a large voting bloc.

A group who achieved a vote approaching 5% at the last ACT election is totally ignored by our political masters.

Perhaps a concerted, targetted effort by interested parties to harness the votes of this disenfranchised group could conceivably affect the forthcoming ACT election, to the disadvantage of our current rulers.

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