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What’s doing on Coulter Drive?

By Dark and Mysterious 27 September 2007 23

Went down Coulter Drive at 9am, just before the lights on William Hovell, and there was a big operation going on.  At least three police cars pulling drivers over.  At first I thought it was a breath test, but I think they were checking tyres with some sort of calliper arrangement.  Hard to be sure because I only had a quick glance as I was waved on.  There were about half a dozen driverless cars sitting there on the verge!

 Anyone know what was doing?

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Meconium 1:48 pm 30 Sep 07

I was wondering about this too – I passed the exact same setup driving to Woden on Adelaide Ave about a fortnight ago. About six cars pulled over on the northbound side of the road, under the Cotter Rd bridge near the Mint. Also, a camera about 500m up the road. Interesting that it was an automated number plate checker – I just figured it was an automated speed camera and they were only pulling over the ones who were speeding.

Thanks for the info.

vandam 9:04 am 30 Sep 07

I agree MRB. Don’t blame the cops, They do a pretty good job considering they are way under strength. If anything People should be directing their insults to the government. I’m sure insulting the Police Force does wonders for their morale. I suspect that those who complain are obviously public servants who don’t know what they put up with or someone who has broken the law before.

MRB 3:40 am 29 Sep 07

BigDave, if we were living in a Minority Report world (trademark etc etc), then that would be great – cops would be able to know what sort of person is driving the said vehicle and determine whether or not a motorist will come out swinging a crowbar. However, until this exists, they’ll have to continue to treat each person as though they want to give them some fist lovin’.
And as far as I can see – as hard as it may be for you to fathom – there are actually other cops out there catching those real criminals, as you put it.
What you you rather – a ‘real criminal’ doing burglaries in an city of thousands of houses, or one drunk driver driving 10-20 kms whilst near other road users. The answer, of course, is neither! That’s why different cops do different things. What a revelation!

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