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Labor promises more police to fix Canberra drivers

By johnboy - 28 September 2012 14

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Team Katy have announced an expanded traffic team in ACT Policing if they are returned to government:

if re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will invest $6.8 million for a road safety operations team, 8 more police and four dedicated vehicles to help prevent fatalities and serious crashes on our roads.

This investment will also see the ACT’s first alcohol ignition interlock program to make it harder for high-risk drink driving offenders to re-offend.

[Photo courtesy Simon Corbell’s office]

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14 Responses to
Labor promises more police to fix Canberra drivers
Chello 1:11 am 30 Sep 12

Building better roads?? Like the roads in Gungahlin? You have got to be kidding…yeah

Chello 12:30 am 30 Sep 12

If we can’t do it right the first time then we will try harder the second time. lol

Chello 12:08 am 30 Sep 12

Ah gee’s it’s just pie in the sky

bigred 9:24 pm 29 Sep 12

What an insult! how about a policy to stop stupid people (like Jim) from driving in the first place.

DrKoresh 5:38 pm 29 Sep 12

Mr Gillespie said :

I’m supporting Zed Seselja’s more sound policy of increasing fines and penalties for irresponsible service of alcohol to out-of-control drunken apes in Civic.

That’s gonna do sweet F-A if they don’t actually do a better job of enforcing and policing responsible service of alcohol, though.

Mr Gillespie 4:09 pm 29 Sep 12

I’m supporting Zed Seselja’s more sound policy of increasing fines and penalties for irresponsible service of alcohol to out-of-control drunken apes in Civic.

kakosi 11:16 am 29 Sep 12

There are many crimes in Canberra that don’t get properly investigated or don’t get investigated at all. Presumably because for some reason giving people fines for not wearing seat belts or going over a speed limit is more important than solving rape cases, assaults or break-ins.

what_the 11:22 pm 28 Sep 12

Well maybe if they invested revenue collected from speed cameras into road safety programs they wouldn’t need to make this commitment in the first place. Then they may be taken seriously.

maxblues 10:41 pm 28 Sep 12

Forget traffic patrols, how about general patrols to catch some of the armed robbers that seem to be multiplying like cane toads.
PS. Not all armed robberies are being reported in media….Is this a policing matter or a political matter?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:53 pm 28 Sep 12

lol
4 new cars and 8 new officers??? Times that by five and we may have a start?

bd84 7:19 pm 28 Sep 12

8 more police? That’s not even 1 new officer for every crappy year of labor government. Tokenism at its best.

Pork Hunt 5:11 pm 28 Sep 12

miz said :

I was sadly disappointed that this ‘making our roads safer’ announcement was not about fixing all the damn potholes (properly).

Wentworth Av is getting to the point where I’ll have to swap the road bike for a motocrosser just so I can negotiate the trip to work…
Worst major road in Canberra and has been for a while.

miz 3:27 pm 28 Sep 12

I was sadly disappointed that this ‘making our roads safer’ announcement was not about fixing all the damn potholes (properly).

Mysteryman 1:30 pm 28 Sep 12

They had long enough to make the roads safer and give motorists what they wanted – greater police presence. What did they do instead? They spent 12 years rolling out speed cameras that raised loads of money but did sweet F-A to make the roads safer, despite their insistence otherwise.

I’d be laughing except that I know there are voters stupid enough to believe her.

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