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Police road safety team doubled

By Canfan - 18 April 2014 11

ACT police have doubled their road safety team, with the addition of eight new officers and three vehicles, focused on targeting dangerous driving and random breath testing.

Police Minister Simon Corbell has denied any set targets on roadside arrests, making it clear that high risk drivers are not welcome on Canberra roads.

“The expansion of this team means more officers specially trained to target and remove those dangerous drivers from Canberra streets,” he said.

One of the new vehicles is specifically designed for roadside drug and alcohol screening.

With the additional resources and double demerit points over Easter, drivers may find high risk driving becomes more risky this weekend.

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bundah 12:36 pm 21 Apr 14

Pork Hunt said :

bundah said :

Very Busy said :

Only once ALL of our road rules are enforced will we see drivers paying more attention to the way they drive.

The plod do have discretionary powers and some are more vigilant than others. Doubling the road safety team is long overdue and I particularly would like to see the huge number of red light runners targeted and reigned in.

Has the royal visit gone to your head? I’m sure the word you wanted was “reined” 🙂

Haha yes porker I relinquish my crown and assume the role of the court jester forthwith 🙂

Very Busy 11:36 am 21 Apr 14

bundah said :

Very Busy said :

Only once ALL of our road rules are enforced will we see drivers paying more attention to the way they drive.

The plod do have discretionary powers and some are more vigilant than others. Doubling the road safety team is long overdue and I particularly would like to see the huge number of red light runners targeted and reigned in.

Discretionary powers are not what I’m talking about. Turning a blind eye to an enormous number of our road rules is not using discretionary powers. Discretionary powers are used AFTER the offender has been pulled over.

Yes, doubling the road safety team is a step in the right direction but until the attitude of particular politicians and law enforcers changes, we will be gaining very little ground.

Pork Hunt 11:29 am 21 Apr 14

bundah said :

Very Busy said :

Only once ALL of our road rules are enforced will we see drivers paying more attention to the way they drive.

The plod do have discretionary powers and some are more vigilant than others. Doubling the road safety team is long overdue and I particularly would like to see the huge number of red light runners targeted and reigned in.

Has the royal visit gone to your head? I’m sure the word you wanted was “reined” 🙂

bundah 10:10 am 21 Apr 14

Very Busy said :

Only once ALL of our road rules are enforced will we see drivers paying more attention to the way they drive.

The plod do have discretionary powers and some are more vigilant than others. Doubling the road safety team is long overdue and I particularly would like to see the huge number of red light runners targeted and reigned in.

EvanJames 9:02 pm 20 Apr 14

Very Busy said :

So:
Twice as many drivers will be booked for failing to indicate. 2 X 0 = 0
Twice as many drivers will be booked for driving with their fog lights on in clear weather. 2 X 0 = 0
Twice as many drivers will be booked for obscuring their vision with a GPS or mobile holder. 2 X 0 = 0
Twice as many drivers will be booked for crossing solid lines, eg: Bowen Dr at Brisbane Ave. 2 X 0 = 0

Drivers will only become safer when they take their right to drive more seriously. With so many of our road rules being “optional” we will continue to have a high proportion of complacent, risk taking and ignorant drivers. Only once ALL of our road rules are enforced will we see drivers paying more attention to the way they drive.

My oath. And add to the list tailgaters, no tailgaters will be booked, as usual. Ever. The article/press release made it clear that, as usual, they were going after the easy stuff. Speeding, mobile phones, and being drunk/stoned. Yay. Actual dangerous drivers, that is aggressive, unskilled, intimadatory drivers can go on doing what they do.

Very Busy 7:02 pm 20 Apr 14

So:
Twice as many drivers will be booked for failing to indicate. 2 X 0 = 0
Twice as many drivers will be booked for driving with their fog lights on in clear weather. 2 X 0 = 0
Twice as many drivers will be booked for obscuring their vision with a GPS or mobile holder. 2 X 0 = 0
Twice as many drivers will be booked for crossing solid lines, eg: Bowen Dr at Brisbane Ave. 2 X 0 = 0

Drivers will only become safer when they take their right to drive more seriously. With so many of our road rules being “optional” we will continue to have a high proportion of complacent, risk taking and ignorant drivers. Only once ALL of our road rules are enforced will we see drivers paying more attention to the way they drive.

Felix the Cat 2:19 pm 20 Apr 14

Haven’t seen a single cop on the roads so far this weekend.

bigred 1:03 pm 20 Apr 14

MonarchRepublic said :

bigred said :

See any extra wallopers about?

Yes, actually. Counted 4 or 5 people being talked to/booked on one trip up and down part of GDE and the parkway today. Many more than I would normally see.

Well they were not there on Friday or Saturday, so guess that is an improvement. Also not doing anything any day on Street Drive roadworks debacle zone.

MonarchRepublic 12:28 am 20 Apr 14

bigred said :

See any extra wallopers about?

Yes, actually. Counted 4 or 5 people being talked to/booked on one trip up and down part of GDE and the parkway today. Many more than I would normally see.

gazket 10:32 pm 19 Apr 14

“The expansion of this team means more officers specially trained to target and remove those dangerous drivers from Canberra streets,”

I would of thought it was up to Judges to remove these drivers from the roads. The police can only book them and let them go .

bigred 5:10 pm 19 Apr 14

Give us a break. Bet they let the old crew take Easter leave meaning no net change in resourcing over Easter. In doubt? See any extra wallopers about?

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