19 August 2013

Senior police slam 'time bomb' drivers rushing to die

LEAD-foot lunatics regularly drive at speeds almost double the limit on Victoria's roads, alarming figures show. 

Speed camerasMore than 5000 motorists were snapped by Department of Justice cameras travelling more than 30km/h above the speed limit in one year, while police caught another 7500 motorists, latest statistics reveal.

Senior officers branded the speedsters time bombs and the Transport Accident Commission called the behaviour "absolutely moronic".

The worst offender caught by a speed camera was a driver doing 196km/h in a 100km/h zone in Altona North early one Saturday.

A motorist nabbed doing 190km/h in a 100km/h zone in Mickleham and another doing 188km/h in a 100km/h zone in Keysborough in the middle of the day rounded out the top three.

State Highway Patrol inspector Dave Griffin said the speedsters were crashes waiting to happen - data showed the more a driver increased their speed, the more likely they were to be in a smash.
"They are terrible speeds. No doubt about it," Insp Griffin said.

"These sorts of speeds aren't acceptable. They are never warranted.

"It is just stupid, unacceptable, irresponsible, dangerous and, really, criminal, behaviour.

"It is of concern to us, but we know they are a minority, and they do pose a significant risk to not only themselves but everyone else on the road."

TAC chief executive Janet Dore said she had no idea what would motivate someone to travel at such speeds.

"They obviously do not value their own lives or the lives of people around them. I can't understand it. It is just senseless," Ms Dore said.

"It is the lack of total respect (for) any other person using the road that these people just make you wonder what the hell you can do to change their behaviour and maybe you can't be and, in the end, they'll end up in the justice system.

"They don't belong on our roads."

Most extreme speedsters were caught between 8pm and midnight.

Exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h carries at least a $469 fine, the loss of four demerit points and a one-month licence suspension.

Motorists caught doing more than 45km/h over the limit face a $722 fine, the loss of eight demerit points and a 12-month licence suspension.

The figures also showed 122 motorcyclists were caught doing more than 30km/h above the limit, despite motorcyclists being over-represented in fatalities in recent years.

heraldsun.com.au 18 Aug 2013

Another propaganda lie perpetuated by the corporate media.

The police 'force' falsifies data in order to push the government agenda across.

A police whistleblower has exposed this fraud on a New South Wales radio station, a fact that the corporate media does not focus on.

There is no duty of care to lower the road toll, but rather to increase the 'easy' revenue speed cameras bring in.

This can be supported by the further addition of 300 new speed cameras.

Incidentally, speed camera 'infringement noticies' are factually illegal, something the authorities do not want the masses to know, or challenge in the courts, as this would "tie up the court system", as put by an industry insider.

The world is led to believe that Victorian drivers are driving 200km/h plus on 100km/h freeways, or double the speed on 60km/h suburban roads.

The real facts point to people driving at 80km/h in 100km/h freeways in the right hand lanes, where thay should be in the left hand (non overtaking) lane.

All part of the 'Nanny State' agenda.

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