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Speeding crackdown catches 593 drivers

By johnboy - 5 March 2013 41

ACT Policing caught more than 593 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of February as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.

Police issued a total of 593 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 198 cautions.

Some 311 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit. A further seven drivers were caught travelling over 45km/h.

Traffic Operations Superintendent Kylie Flower said this was an extremely disappointing result and drivers should have the message by now that speeding is dangerous.

“If you’re speeding, what may have been a minor collision if you were sticking to the speed limit could end up being much more serious. Drivers need to remember speed affects their ability to stop their car to prevent collisions,” Superintendent Flower said.

“Drivers who willfully speed were gambling with their own lives, the lives of other drivers and passengers, and the lives of children, pedestrians and cyclists.

“Speeding is a choice people make and they can just as easily make the choice to slow down and save lives.

“I’m also concerned by the 154 motorists that received TINs for speeding in school zones during the month of February.

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Speeding crackdown catches 593 drivers
Primal 10:09 am 06 Mar 13

Jivrashia said :

So what’s the excuse when NSW hasschool zone speed limit enforced only during the morning (8-10am) and afternoon (2-4pm), but ACT still enforces it for the whole day?

If the additional 4 hours isn’t a revenue raising exercise, then what is it?

An awareness raising exercise? That will add maybe 30 seconds to your total commute?

Let’s face it, all road rules are an arbitrary attempt to balance road efficiency and road safety. There is no sound logic for determining anything, be it speed limits, the legal BAC, times of school zone enforcement. They’re all just numbers that work until they don’t.

Girt_Hindrance 9:39 am 06 Mar 13

m_ratt said :

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”

Do away with school zones, then there can be no risk to these most vulnerable people, as people cannot speed through non-existent zones?

I don’t quite get what you mean- I could make some assumptions but would prefer you to elaborate, if you would be so kind?

m_ratt 9:24 am 06 Mar 13

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”

Do away with school zones, then there can be no risk to these most vulnerable people, as people cannot speed through non-existent zones?

Thumper 8:50 am 06 Mar 13

dpm said :

How do you get a speeding ‘caution’?

It’s a d***head test.

Admit that you were speeding, be polite, and you sometimes get let off.

Carry on like a pork chop and they book you.

dpm 10:59 pm 05 Mar 13

Pork Hunt said :

dpm said :

How do you get a speeding ‘caution’?

Easy. I had no offences for nine years in either NSW or ACT. I was on a motorcycle and doing 70-80 in a 60 zone down Anzac Parade. Got pulled over by a radar wielding bike copper.
He decided I wasn’t such a huge threat to society after we had a chat about his home town out the back of Delegate where I had been just days earlier.
He printed a “ticket” which was an official caution and thus recorded on their system and subsequently on my fridge door.

Ah, so they’re telling us of the number of times that they didn’t follow their own ‘letter of the law’ with
people who were speeding? Got it! I wonder how they make their qualitative judgments on who is worthy and who isn’t? Is that in the rule book? It seems about a quarter of people were worthy! 🙂

dpm said :

How do you get a speeding ‘caution’?

Well it’s a breeze for young attractive females with low cut tops!

Haha! I was wondering if it was something like that! 🙂

Anyway, it just seems a bit strange to have cautions when some people seem to get done for 5kph over…? White commodore drivers?

DrKoresh 10:40 pm 05 Mar 13

“A further seven drivers were caught travelling over 45km/h.”

Please tell me that they immediately lost their licenses and had their vehicles confiscated. Unless some in the car is dying or giving birth, there is no excuse to be going that much over the limit. Even if you DID have a dying woman in labour in the car, it’s moronic to go that fast.

bundah 10:19 pm 05 Mar 13

dpm said :

How do you get a speeding ‘caution’?

Well it’s a breeze for young attractive females with low cut tops!

Pork Hunt 10:11 pm 05 Mar 13

dpm said :

How do you get a speeding ‘caution’?

Easy. I had no offences for nine years in either NSW or ACT. I was on a motorcycle and doing 70-80 in a 60 zone down Anzac Parade. Got pulled over by a radar wielding bike copper.
He decided I wasn’t such a huge threat to society after we had a chat about his home town out the back of Delegate where I had been just days earlier.
He printed a “ticket” which was an official caution and thus recorded on their system and subsequently on my fridge door.

dpm 9:58 pm 05 Mar 13

How do you get a speeding ‘caution’?

bundah 5:01 pm 05 Mar 13

Traffic Supt Flower says speeding is dangerous.I say that that is way too simplistic and misleading for it’s stupidity and excessive speed in circumstances where it’s inappropriate eg. weaving in and out of traffic at speed which one would consider dangerous.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:52 pm 05 Mar 13

Jivrashia said :

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”

So what’s the excuse when NSW hasschool zone speed limit enforced only during the morning (8-10am) and afternoon (2-4pm), but ACT still enforces it for the whole day?

If the additional 4 hours isn’t a revenue raising exercise, then what is it?

Yeah because it’s just so hard to do 40 instead of 50. Slow down around schools please.

bundah 4:48 pm 05 Mar 13

Jivrashia said :

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”

So what’s the excuse when NSW hasschool zone speed limit enforced only during the morning (8-10am) and afternoon (2-4pm), but ACT still enforces it for the whole day?

If the additional 4 hours isn’t a revenue raising exercise, then what is it?

Small correction it’s 8:00-9:30 2:30-4:00

Jivrashia 4:40 pm 05 Mar 13

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”

So what’s the excuse when NSW hasschool zone speed limit enforced only during the morning (8-10am) and afternoon (2-4pm), but ACT still enforces it for the whole day?

If the additional 4 hours isn’t a revenue raising exercise, then what is it?

troll-sniffer 4:16 pm 05 Mar 13

Ummmm. Thinks: “So many speedsters, ie for every one caught dozens get away with it. So why isn’t the road toll through the roof?” I think I have a pretty good idea why it isn’t.

AlpineViper 2:53 pm 05 Mar 13

“A further seven drivers were caught travelling over 45km/h.”

Whoa, that’s way too fast.

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