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By johnboy - 21 December 2012 26

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ACT Policing will join forces with NSW Police Monaro Local Area Command in support of Operation Crossroads this holiday season, the fourth in an ongoing series of coordinated road safety initiatives to reduce road trauma across Australia and New Zealand.

The efforts by ACT Policing and the Monaro Command will mirror those of police throughout Australia in a national road safety campaign against dangerous driving coordinated by the national police agency, ANZPAA (Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency).

ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the holiday season as part of Operation Crossroads.

With large numbers of motorists travelling in and out of Canberra over the holiday season, drivers are reminded to obey speed limits, take regular breaks and be patient and alert when driving in heavy traffic conditions.

Acting Traffic Operations Superintendent Rod Anderson said the holiday season was a time to be enjoyed with family and friends, not spent in the back of an ambulance or a police vehicle.

“We want all road users and motorists in particular to modify and moderate their behaviour so that everyone travels safely over the holiday season,” Sergeant Anderson said.

“Operation Crossroads is part of the police response to helping eliminate the loss of lives on our roads over holiday periods. During the Christmas and New Year holiday season police will put extra focus on drunk/drug driving, speeding, traffic infringements and licence offences.”

The widespread use of random breath testing and roadside drug-testing, as well as laser detection of speeding drivers, and close attention to unsafe or inattentive driving will form part of ACT Policing’s road safety strategy during Operation Crossroads.

Operation Crossroads begins on Sunday, December 23 and will continue until January 3, 2013.

Double demerits will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences. Double demerit points will be effective from the first instance today (Friday, December 21) until midnight January 1, 2013.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Operation Crossroads
Jono 10:35 pm 23 Dec 12

gazket said :

revenue raising exercise. It’s proven that more death happen on roads on normal weekends than double demerit holiday weekends.

Revenue raising? High visibility patrols and doubling the demerit points?? That might make the slightest bit of sense if they were covertly targeting speeding drivers or they doubled the fines. Hard to see how it’s revenue raising by doubling the number of demerit points.

bigfeet 9:50 pm 23 Dec 12

gazket said :

revenue raising exercise. It’s proven that more death happen on roads on normal weekends than double demerit holiday weekends.

Link to this proven research?

The Antichrist 9:43 pm 23 Dec 12

goggles13 said :

“Double demerit points will be effective from the first instance today (Friday, December 21)”

what does the first instance today mean? do they mean 12.01am on Dec 21, or do they mean from the first time an offence occurs on Dec 21, which could mean at any time of the day?

the first instance is immediately after midnight on the 20th, which means from the first instant that 21/12 becomes a date. Not the first time that an offence occurs.

gazket said :

revenue raising exercise. It’s proven that more death happen on roads on normal weekends than double demerit holiday weekends .

Here’s a tip brainiac – the reason that less deaths happen on double-demerit weekends – is entirely due to double-demerits being in force. There are far more weekend warriors out on the roads during holiday season – so one might expect more accidents and deaths during the holiday period, all things being equal.

But they are not equal. Punters are not stupid – they know the consequences of speeding offences. So guess what ? On double-demerit weekends or longer periods – they slow the f@#k down. Which means less accidents and deaths.

This is not rocket science, nor is it revenue raising. Revenue raising happens every other weekend when double demerits are not in place and people speed with impunity due to the less-severe consequences on their demerit points.

Pork Hunt 9:42 pm 23 Dec 12

gazket said :

revenue raising exercise. It’s proven that more death happen on roads on normal weekends than double demerit holiday weekends.

Its double demerits not double the fine…

gazket 6:19 pm 23 Dec 12

revenue raising exercise. It’s proven that more death happen on roads on normal weekends than double demerit holiday weekends.

IrishPete 11:30 am 23 Dec 12

goggles13 said :

“Double demerit points will be effective from the first instance today (Friday, December 21)”

what does the first instance today mean? do they mean 12.01am on Dec 21, or do they mean from the first time an offence occurs on Dec 21, which could mean at any time of the day?

I’m fairly confident they’ll be ineffective. What they actually mean is they will be “in effect” or “in place”. Cross reference other posts about the writing abilities of Police Media, although this error is probably deliberate.

IP

goggles13 8:32 am 23 Dec 12

“Double demerit points will be effective from the first instance today (Friday, December 21)”

what does the first instance today mean? do they mean 12.01am on Dec 21, or do they mean from the first time an offence occurs on Dec 21, which could mean at any time of the day?

poetix 8:59 pm 22 Dec 12
Dazzlar 8:55 pm 22 Dec 12

Fantastic movie!

Deref 8:51 pm 22 Dec 12

bigfeet said :

Deref said :

Pork Hunt said :

Will they also sell their souls to the Devil?

And will they be able to play the blues in return?

I believe the usual accepted wager is ‘a fiddle of gold’.

Or banjo of gold if your soul’s a little tarnished.

And let’s not even talk about the accordion of gold.

bigfeet 8:00 pm 22 Dec 12

bigfeet said :

Deref said :

I believe the usual accepted wager is ‘a fiddle of gold’.

Oh… Crossroads…now I get it!

bigfeet 6:49 pm 22 Dec 12

Deref said :

Pork Hunt said :

Will they also sell their souls to the Devil?

And will they be able to play the blues in return?

I believe the usual accepted wager is ‘a fiddle of gold’.

LSWCHP 6:34 pm 22 Dec 12

Deref said :

Pork Hunt said :

Will they also sell their souls to the Devil?

And will they be able to play the blues in return?

Guaranteed. Sell your soul to the devil, play the blues like Robert Johnson. That’s how it works. It’s a pretty tempting deal if you’re a guitarist. Not so much if you play the Baritone, Tuba, French Horn, Ukelele, Kettle Drums, Cello, Bodhran or almost any other instrument you can think of. 🙂

Deref 6:00 pm 22 Dec 12

Pork Hunt said :

Will they also sell their souls to the Devil?

And will they be able to play the blues in return?

Pork Hunt 4:42 pm 22 Dec 12

Will they also sell their souls to the Devil?

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