I'm getting sick of these morons and their policies on road safety. Honestly these people are dickheads, schmucks, losers, idiots, and are blinded by the money (I am using all my strength not to use the language they deserve). Do they honestly think it is going to work? When are we motorists going to jack up and get some real road safety policies in place (like teaching some of those losers out there how to drive a car).
Law-breaking Victorian motorists will be hit with a 20 percent increase in fines under a $12 million government crackdown on speeding and drink-driving.
The fines rise is part of a road-safety package that will put 10 upgraded booze buses on the road, equip police with 60 laser-operated speed guns and install more fixed speed cameras.
Speeders will be fined up to $430 from July 1.
Transport Minister Peter Batchelor said the fine increases were the first since 1991, and demonstrated that the government was serious about reducing the road toll.
"The State Government is seriously concerned about how some motorists, a minority, are ignoring the road-safety laws," he said. "More than 400 people were killed on our roads last year and we want to save lives. We want people to slow down, to stay alive and to act responsibly. For those people who are reckless on our roads and don't do the right thing, they are going to be caught and it is going to cost them dearly."
Victorian Police Minister Andre Haermeyer said $3.7 million would be spent installing speed cameras along Geelong Road, the Western Ring Road and the CityLink tunnels. The package will also include a $2 million trial of new point-to-point speed cameras on the Hume Freeway.
Mr Haermeyer said the package, to be included in today's budget, represented a major attack on the road toll.
Opposition transport spokesman Geoff Leigh said installing more speed cameras without revealing their locations was a revenue-raising measure.
"What they should do with that revenue is put more police vehicles on the roads," he said. "The best thing for road safety is more visible police."
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