Police Wrap – 2 April

johnboy 2 April 2009 10

1. Police disappointed in motorists, again:

    ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations have recorded some disturbing results over the last month with over 153 drivers caught for drink-driving offences.

    Acting Superintendent Daryl Neit in charge of Traffic Operations said: “Between the double fatal collision in the early hours of Sunday morning, which has claimed the lives of two young members of our community, and the large number of people detected drink-driving I am concerned that Canberrans are not looking after themselves and all other road users.

    “It only takes one person to be over the limit to take a life and destroy the lives of a family. Despite ACT Policing being involved with a major event, being the funeral yesterday and the alleged shooting last week, we have continued our presence around the ACT including traffic enforcement.

    “Over the last weekend we have seen four of our young Canberrans end up severely injured or dead as result of vehicle collisions and 49 drivers detected drink-driving on our roads.

    “I urge all drivers to take care on our roads and if your going to drink it is simple, don’t drive!” Acting Superintendent Neit said.

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10 Responses to Police Wrap – 2 April
farnarkler farnarkler 3:20 pm 03 Apr 09

Yeah and the consequences aren’t particularly bad. Three months without a licence isn’t difficult (I know because I did it). If the suspension period was one year and a $2k – $5k fine for the first offence I think it would prove a better deterrent.

V twin venom V twin venom 12:30 pm 03 Apr 09

“Um, no, It’s not quite that simple. No matter what the penalty, people who drink and drive do it because they think they wont get caught.”

I don’t think it’s that simple either. People HOPE they won’t get get caught and are risking the consequences.

Very Busy Very Busy 11:58 am 03 Apr 09

farnarkler said :

Simple answer is to increase the penalties.

Um, no, It’s not quite that simple. No matter what the penalty, people who drink and drive do it because they think they wont get caught.

farnarkler farnarkler 11:20 am 03 Apr 09

Great idea to have night buses here (it would get the taxi driver’s backs up though) but what percentage of the 153 caught were driving late at night? I’m sure quite a few were done before midnight.

hetzjagd1 hetzjagd1 10:16 am 03 Apr 09

How about if you’re going to have bars and clubs open until the early hours of the morning we provide a reasonably affordable public transport system to compliment them? Global economic crisis and all

Qbn Gal Qbn Gal 9:35 am 03 Apr 09

I agree Primal!

You only have to look at newspapers to see the abysmal state of spelling and grammar in our journalists. The Queanbeyan Age is a good example. Their journos can’t spell to save their lives. It drives me mad. One of these days I’ll write them a letter.

sepi sepi 10:54 pm 02 Apr 09

I think Gen Y must have all got jobs writing press releases. It seems to be anything goes all of a sudden.

Primal Primal 10:45 pm 02 Apr 09

“You’re”, dammit. Media/PR teams should know better.

farnarkler farnarkler 10:04 pm 02 Apr 09

Simple answer is to increase the penalties.

Nosey Nosey 7:53 pm 02 Apr 09

Some people are just sooooo dumb.

It’s not hard to not do something.

During work hours it is easy to not do work.

Why is it any different to not drink and drive.


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