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March DUI

By johnboy - 1 April 2011 5

ACT Policing will be focusing on Seat Belts for the month of April as part of the road safety campaign.

Every year in Australia more than 20% of all the road fatalities involve a person, including children, not being properly restrained.

Superintendent Mark Colbran has said that focussing on and adopting a zero tolerance to this offence will go a long way to reducing death and serious injury on our roads.

“It is an offence to drive while not wearing your seatbelt or to permit passengers under the age of 16 to travel in your car without seatbelts ” said Supt Colbran.

ACT Policing will also be focusing on push bike riders in April, with a particular focus on riders not wearing helmets, riding across pedestrian crossings and not having lights or reflectors on while riding when it’s dark.

In March 127 people were caught drink-driving during the month long targeted campaign. Nearly one third of these are recidivist offenders, having been caught at least once before for drink-driving.

Six people recorded readings over 0.200, five men and one woman. The highest recorded reading for the month was from a 28-year-old man who recorded 0.297. The man has a 0.00 licence.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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March DUI
Tooks 2:52 pm 02 Apr 11

Spideydog said :

Tooks said :

Dvaey has a problem with anything related to police. He’ll find a way to spin a positive police story and he’ll thrive on the negative stories. You know what he’s like.

He has a problem with RAPID (if I remember correctly) because he’s been pulled over based on information that was not up to date.

You’re preaching to the choir mate 😉

Well thats a shame, because there are by far lots more positives than negatives that these hard working members achieve.

So Dvaey was inconvenienced for a couple of minutes…….. Im sorry but the massive achievements being made by this system far outweigh a “at times minor inconvenience” for a very small number of motorists, in my opinion.

Spideydog 1:14 pm 02 Apr 11

Tooks said :

Dvaey has a problem with anything related to police. He’ll find a way to spin a positive police story and he’ll thrive on the negative stories. You know what he’s like.

He has a problem with RAPID (if I remember correctly) because he’s been pulled over based on information that was not up to date.

Well thats a shame, because there are by far lots more positives than negatives that these hard working members achieve.

So Dvaey was inconvenienced for a couple of minutes…….. Im sorry but the massive achievements being made by this system far outweigh a “at times minor inconvenience” for a very small number of motorists, in my opinion.

Tooks 11:25 am 02 Apr 11

Spideydog said :

dvaey said :

Does this mean there will actually be police out looking for this behaviour? Or have they just found some way to modify the speed camera and/or RAPID systems to detect seatbelt offences?

Your naiveness is showing again …… Have you not seen all the figures in the media lately? You do know that Police members are required to achieve those results don’t you?

You do know that RAPID is a TOOL used on a Police vehicle that is mobile (or stationary) all over the ACT region and is again manned by Police members actively engaging with the public?

You seem to have issue with RAPID. Out of curiosity, what do you have against RAPID (if you do have a problem with it that is)

Dvaey has a problem with anything related to police. He’ll find a way to spin a positive police story and he’ll thrive on the negative stories. You know what he’s like.

He has a problem with RAPID (if I remember correctly) because he’s been pulled over based on information that was not up to date.

Spideydog 11:02 am 02 Apr 11

dvaey said :

Does this mean there will actually be police out looking for this behaviour? Or have they just found some way to modify the speed camera and/or RAPID systems to detect seatbelt offences?

Your naiveness is showing again …… Have you not seen all the figures in the media lately? You do know that Police members are required to achieve those results don’t you?

You do know that RAPID is a TOOL used on a Police vehicle that is mobile (or stationary) all over the ACT region and is again manned by Police members actively engaging with the public?

You seem to have issue with RAPID. Out of curiosity, what do you have against RAPID (if you do have a problem with it that is)

dvaey 10:33 am 02 Apr 11

Does this mean there will actually be police out looking for this behaviour? Or have they just found some way to modify the speed camera and/or RAPID systems to detect seatbelt offences?

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