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Police Operation

By Madam Cholet 17 November 2009 67

On my way to work today – going to the City via Woden – I encountered some kind of police operation. I think it was on Athlon Drive and according to 666 had traffic backed up to Drakeford Drive. Does anyone know what this was for? I purposely went this way as the traffic going from Erindale up to the Gowrie roundabout was chockers as well. They seemed to be clearing things away by the time I got there – two flash police cars and one lane completely blocked off. I figured it must have been important to disrupt traffic at that time in the morning. Just curious to find out.

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Tooks 11:18 am 05 Dec 09

benett said :

Could there be a more retarded place to do their ‘RAPID’ ‘revenue quick’ raising crap? I like getting stuck on the Tuggeranong Parkway at 5:15pm on a weekday for 1 hour, whilst the ACT police (or do we really have to call them the AFP) do ‘RAPID’ checks. Nothing is RAPID about sitting on the parkway for 1 hour waiting to have your number-plate checked.

Yes, a quiet street in the middle of the night would be a more “retarded” place to do it. Geez, delays on the parkway during peak hour. What a disaster.

Tooks 11:13 am 05 Dec 09

Yes, goody for me indeed; it feels good not to be a whinger. I don’t know where you got your 8 out of 1500 hit rate, but you are wrong.

The 6 or so cars (exaggerated, no doubt) are traffic operations cars specifically assigned to RAPID duties. The other traffic op vehicles do normal patrols. Members from general duties have also been transferred to boost numbers.

Seriously, if this is the biggest issue in your life, then things are pretty good for you. It’s amazing how easily people get worked up. Try driving home in Sydney during peak hour.

Once deadshits start registering their cars, stop driving while unlicenced/suspended/disqualified etc, then these annoying, inconvenient traffic campaigns will end.

Anna Key 7:51 am 05 Dec 09

Tooks said :

Anna Key said :

To everyone stuck by these operations, it will only be a real issue when they decide to do it on Gunghalin Dve. When its in Tuggers, be grateful the cops are making a handful of crims walk home. So what if you have waited 3 months+ for the specialist appointment which you have now missed, so what if your kids arrived late for exams because the bus spent 40 mins going nowhere. Thank god that dodgy magna is off the road. After all, it MIGHT have run into you

Can I call a waaaambulance for you? Make a complaint to the AFP if you’re that worked up about it. If enough people like yourself make an issue of it, then perhaps they’ll re-think the way they organise these things.

Look, if people are really getting delayed by 40+ mins by these kind of operations regularly, then I think it’s excessive. But I’ve never been delayed by more than a few minutes when going through, even on major arterials during busy times. Maybe I’m just lucky.

Goody for you. Surely the best spot to get a high hit rate would be on the way to the coast on a Friday before a long weekend. Just don’t see how a hit rate of 8 out of 1500 (from memory) is making Canberra a significantly safer place, and whether the success rate would be just as high if the 6 or so police cars were conducting normal patrols.

fgzk 7:39 am 05 Dec 09

Yes I may have. The patrol car was there followed by a plain white sedan with a camera housing mounted on the of the passenger door window. Small round cylinder with what looked like a circle of LEDs, around what looked like a lens. It probably was something else.

westyonline 10:59 pm 04 Dec 09

Tooks said :

I think you’re probably confusing a normal patrol car with the RAPID team. Patrols down there are common.

Im sure they are….we all remember The Blue Oyster Bar….maybe they should arrest all the sicko’s down at kambah pool,so i can finally go for a fish without vomiting!

westyonline 10:53 pm 04 Dec 09

Buzz2600 said :

They were trying to stop all the illegals coming out of Tuggers valley …. its called Border Protection ;o)

desperate times…somebody must have left the gate open down boganville way,all the kambah karny’s are loose on the streets again!

benett 9:54 pm 04 Dec 09

Could there be a more retarded place to do their ‘RAPID’ ‘revenue quick’ raising crap? I like getting stuck on the Tuggeranong Parkway at 5:15pm on a weekday for 1 hour, whilst the ACT police (or do we really have to call them the AFP) do ‘RAPID’ checks. Nothing is RAPID about sitting on the parkway for 1 hour waiting to have your number-plate checked.

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