well, us lucky sandgropers are about to be hit with some more $peed camera$. seems like our beloved police mini$ter, the delightful michelle robert$ is concerned about the fact that approximately 40% of the 75000 cars that pass through the tunnel every day are exceeding the speed limit. most appear to be driving at about 90 in an 80 zone. not really the stuff of great crimes, but apparantly the police in wa have cleared all crimes, there are no ore happening, and it is time to get the motorist again.
what really irks the lovely michelle, is that some people have been clocked (dont know how...there are no cameras presently) doing 170kmh!! well, cant be me cos my speedo was reading only 160
strangely, the cheif copper was unavailable for comment today.
well, the result of the wonderful michelles initiative is that the government will take in approx $20000 per day. that is approx (in real round figures) $7mill per year. what a bonus!!! saving countless lives and making money.
i have 3 questions.
1. why is the police minister getting her knickers in a knot over this issue when the tunnel is one of the safest stretches of road in WA? there have been two accidents that have required an ambulance, no major pile ups and no deaths. this is despite the fact that 75 million cars have passed through the tunnel. pretty good IMHO.
2. given the above, why isnt the minister for police targetting some of the country roads where most of WA's fatalaties occur? is it because it is too hard?
3. what is the extra money going to be spent on? $7 mill is not an insignificant sum. surely there are plans to spend the cash somewhere. maybe some new elastic for michelles knickers so she cant get them bunched up again. maybe our beloved elected representatives in parliament are due another pay rise. who knows?
anyway, the whoel thing stinks of money grabbing. it always does, but this time it is more blatant than others. Aussie Pete, if you could PM me, I wuold be eternally grateful.