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No plate ute takes aim at Police

By johnboy - 11 August 2013 12

ACT Policing is investigating a collision in which two vehicles, including a police car, were damaged.

Around 11.00am today (Sunday, August 11), two officers were in a marked police car on routine patrol on Deamer Crescent, Chisholm when they noticed a black ute with no number plates.

Police activated their emergency lights and sirens indicating for the driver to stop, however the driver accelerated a short distance losing control of the ute.

The ute spun around onto the wrong side of the road before accelerating into the police car.

The driver of the police car was taken to the Canberra Hospital with head injuries, while the driver of the ute was unharmed.

ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) attended the scene and are investigating the incident.

The driver of the ute was taken into custody and is expected to be charged with traffic offences.

Any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken to police are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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No plate ute takes aim at Police
tim_c 9:26 am 16 Aug 13

FB said :

Mike Bessenger said :

Can you tell me how many cars are driven with plates that are unregistered?

Not as many as you would think due to number plate recognition devices now in all Police cars. It’s so effective that in the ACT you are no longer required to display a rego sticker.

Ha ha ha, that’s GOLD! I actually saw a police car driving in Canberra once… and even then, the occupants totally ignored and drove right past a guy who was stopped in a ‘No Stopping’ zone while yabbering away on his phone.

There’s a very small chance of even seeing a police car on ACT roads, and an even smaller chance that the people inside are actually paying attention to anything while they’re on their way back to the station.

HardBallGets 9:04 am 16 Aug 13

LSWCHP said :

Canberra is supposed to be the best educated community in the country, but news like this has me doubting that. Who is stupid enough to drive around with no number plates and think it will end well?

I suspect the correct answer is “people who do it a lot without getting caught”.

Seriously, if the Police were to have some sort of committed presence in Tuggeranong (and other places I’m sure), the deterance effect alone would remove unregistered vehicles from our suburbs.

Unfortunately, the high likelihood of not getting caught (unregistered, speeding, DUI) makes it more likely that people will offend like this. A fixed camera on the Monaro Hwy and the very occasional speed trap on Isabella Drive do nothing to prevent and deter people from behaving however the hell they want on the suburban rat runs.

Heagney Cresent and Deamer Cresent are the personal play-things of passing traffic and some resident hoons. I’m glad the driver was apprehended, but he was dead-set unlucky to get caught.

puggy 8:29 am 16 Aug 13

tim_c said :

A car without rego’ plates? In Canberra? I probably see about one a month on average…

One a month?! I’ve seen at least three this week!

LSWCHP 10:10 pm 15 Aug 13

FB said :

Mike Bessenger said :

Tooks said :

Most cars with no plates have an unregistered vehicle permit, which makes it legal.

Most? How do you know this?

Can you tell me how many cars are driven with plates that are unregistered?

Not as many as you would think due to number plate recognition devices now in all Police cars. It’s so effective that in the ACT you are no longer required to display a rego sticker.

All police cars? Is that really the case? If so it’s fantastic, but I thought that the plate recognition kit was only in the RAPID vehicles.

And has the requirement for rego stickers actually been removed as a result of this or was it a result of some other measure?

FB 9:53 am 14 Aug 13

Mike Bessenger said :

Tooks said :

Most cars with no plates have an unregistered vehicle permit, which makes it legal.

Most? How do you know this?

Can you tell me how many cars are driven with plates that are unregistered?

Not as many as you would think due to number plate recognition devices now in all Police cars. It’s so effective that in the ACT you are no longer required to display a rego sticker.

Mike Bessenger 10:41 am 12 Aug 13

Tooks said :

Most cars with no plates have an unregistered vehicle permit, which makes it legal.

Most? How do you know this?

Can you tell me how many cars are driven with plates that are unregistered?

Tooks 10:13 am 12 Aug 13

tim_c said :

A car without rego’ plates? In Canberra? I probably see about one a month on average, and I’m not even on the road a lot (I did about 10,000km in my car over the last year – about half the generally accepted average). Imagine how many you’d see if you were actually going looking for them (as the Police should be)

Most cars with no plates have an unregistered vehicle permit, which makes it legal.

tim_c 9:48 am 12 Aug 13

A car without rego’ plates? In Canberra? I probably see about one a month on average, and I’m not even on the road a lot (I did about 10,000km in my car over the last year – about half the generally accepted average). Imagine how many you’d see if you were actually going looking for them (as the Police should be)

Deref 8:08 am 12 Aug 13

LSWCHP said :

Canberra is supposed to be the best educated community in the country, but news like this has me doubting that. Who is stupid enough to drive around with no number plates and think it will end well? And when has ramming a police car ever seemed like a good idea?

Sheesh. I shakes me head.

There’s always a bell curve. We’ve just seen the far left of it.

dannybear 7:28 am 12 Aug 13

LSWCHP said :

Canberra is supposed to be the best educated community in the country, but news like this has me doubting that. Who is stupid enough to drive around with no number plates and think it will end well? And when has ramming a police car ever seemed like a good idea?

Sheesh. I shakes me head.

It did happen in chisholm which seems to be worse than quangers these days.

milkman 7:10 am 12 Aug 13

Some people are just dumb as mud.

LSWCHP 10:29 pm 11 Aug 13

Canberra is supposed to be the best educated community in the country, but news like this has me doubting that. Who is stupid enough to drive around with no number plates and think it will end well? And when has ramming a police car ever seemed like a good idea?

Sheesh. I shakes me head.

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