The AFP are rolling their eyes and sighing in the wake of their Easter traffic blitz, with a media release headline speaking of their “disappointment”.
“A total of 222 traffic infringement notices and 80 cautions were issued during the double demerit period which began on the first moment on Thursday, April 5 and finished on the last moment (midnight) on Monday April 9, 2007.
A total of 19 unregistered vehicles were also detected and 74 defect notices were issued, bringing the total number of infringements issued over the Easter holiday period to 395. This is significantly higher than for the 2006 Easter long weekend, when 201 infringements were issued.”
For all that, the only fatality was a 68 year old man who ran into a tree in Narrabundah.
Being a more optimisitic soul I think it’s great that in a city of 300,000, in the middle of a police blitz over a long weekend, only 395 people were caught doing the wrong thing.