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Operation Slowdown

By johnboy - 28 September 2012 27

ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the Labour Day and ACT Family and Community Day long weekend holiday periods as part of Operation Slowdown.

An increased policing presence, both in marked and unmarked police vehicles, will target unsafe driving behaviours near borders of the ACT and NSW.

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

Traffic Operations Acting Superintendent Greg O’Ryan said motorists greatly reduced the risk of serious injury or death through accidents by observing road safety rules.

“The major causes of road accidents are well known. Drink driving, speed, failure to wear seatbelts or fatigue plays a part in every serious accident that occurs,” Acting Superintendent O’Ryan said.

“During holiday periods, when roads are busy, it’s even more important to slow down and stay alert.”

“With the recent addition of 21 new recruits ACT Policing will be targeting major traffic offences over the long weekend periods, conducting breath tests and speeding operations.”

NSW Police will also be targeting motorists over the long weekend holiday periods.

“The long weekend is a time to be enjoyed with family and friends, not spent in the back of an ambulance or a police vehicle,” Inspector Anthony Hill said.

“When you are out on the road, obey the law, drive carefully and get to your destination safely.

“There will be a highly visible police presence out on NSW roads this weekend. If you do the wrong thing, you can expect to be caught.”

ACT Policing are reminding motorists that double demerits will be enforced over the Labour Day long weekend beginning at midnight on (Friday, September 28) through to midnight (Monday, October 1) inclusive.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Operation Slowdown
johnboy 5:23 pm 28 Sep 12

it’s very important to warn the frogs of your approach.

Pork Hunt 5:21 pm 28 Sep 12

poetix said :

willo said :

He also forgot to mention that THE major cause of serious road accidents is women drivers……..

Thank God for my little troll bar…

And your frog lights when there’s no frog…

Yorick_Hunt 5:18 pm 28 Sep 12

LSWCHP said :

Mysteryman said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

IN B4 SOME HALFWIT SAYS SPEEDING DOESN’T KILL THE SUDDEN STOP DOES!!

In before some half-wit types in all cap…

Dammit. Too late.

I’m getting a certain tongue-in-cheek vibe from CandGN’s post that perhaps you haven’t picked up on.

Like picking on people with rude user names..?

poetix 5:10 pm 28 Sep 12

willo said :

He also forgot to mention that THE major cause of serious road accidents is women drivers……..

Thank God for my little troll bar…

LSWCHP 4:44 pm 28 Sep 12

Mysteryman said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

IN B4 SOME HALFWIT SAYS SPEEDING DOESN’T KILL THE SUDDEN STOP DOES!!

In before some half-wit types in all cap…

Dammit. Too late.

I’m getting a certain tongue-in-cheek vibe from CandGN’s post that perhaps you haven’t picked up on.

LSWCHP 4:42 pm 28 Sep 12

willo said :

He also forgot to mention that THE major cause of serious road accidents is women drivers……..

Ah. Of course, I see it all now. How silly of me not to have noticed that.

milkman 4:36 pm 28 Sep 12

There are plenty of serious accidents hat don’t involve the factors listed.

But if people actually knew how to drive well, there wouldn’t be the same issues with drink driving, speeding, fatigue and failure to wear seatbelts.

I for one cannot believe there are still people who don’t wear seatbelts.

Mysteryman 3:41 pm 28 Sep 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

IN B4 SOME HALFWIT SAYS SPEEDING DOESN’T KILL THE SUDDEN STOP DOES!!

In before some half-wit types in all cap…

Dammit. Too late.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:20 pm 28 Sep 12

IN B4 SOME HALFWIT SAYS SPEEDING DOESN’T KILL THE SUDDEN STOP DOES!!

Antagonist 2:10 pm 28 Sep 12

“The major causes of road accidents are well known. Drink driving, speed, failure to wear seatbelts or fatigue plays a part in every serious accident that occurs,” Acting Superintendent O’Ryan said.

The first sentence in the quote is not related to the second sentence. Failure to wear a seatbelt will not cause an accident. Perhaps the first sentence should have read “The major causes of *injury or death* in road accidents …”

Deref 2:07 pm 28 Sep 12

How about trucks?

stillflying 2:06 pm 28 Sep 12

willo said :

He also forgot to mention that THE major cause of serious road accidents is women drivers……..

Yeah you’re right. Scum like Justin Monfries were actually born female. Didchooknow?

willo 1:49 pm 28 Sep 12

He also forgot to mention that THE major cause of serious road accidents is women drivers……..

p1 1:38 pm 28 Sep 12

jase! said :

“The major causes of road accidents are well known. Drink driving, speed, failure to wear seatbelts or fatigue plays a part in every serious accident that occurs,” Acting Superintendent O’Ryan said.

Every serious accident? really? or are you making stuff up to suit the outcomes that the police and the politicians want?

So if I am sober, not speeding, wearing a seatbelt, and well rested I won’t be in a serious accident? Excellent!

jase! 1:31 pm 28 Sep 12

“The major causes of road accidents are well known. Drink driving, speed, failure to wear seatbelts or fatigue plays a part in every serious accident that occurs,” Acting Superintendent O’Ryan said.

Every serious accident? really? or are you making stuff up to suit the outcomes that the police and the politicians want?

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