more state government knee jerk reactions to a complex problem
well, on saturday night we had an accident in Perth that claimed four lives. The driver at fault was a P plater who lost control after hitting the dirt at the edge of the road and crossed onto the wrong side and had a head on crash with a Kombi.
well, our state government is now considering P plate curfews, power to weight restrictions and the usual crap. I dont really have any feelings either way about the curfew idea, except to say that it is totally unworkable. there are no proper police on the roads and any half-smart P plater woudl just remove the plates anyway. as usual, it is a solution that sounds good to the mindless masses and will keep the voters happy without actually doing something.
there are two real problems here. firstly, the driver didnt know how to handle a car. reverse parking is nice, hill starts are good, but car control is a lifesaver, and it is not taught. secondly, the condition of the road is somethign that needs very careful attention. for those that know Reid Hwy in Perth, it is very poorly lit at night, it is not practical to use high beams due to oncoming traffic, so visibility is poor. secondly, there is no armco barrier along it. had there been a barrier, this accident would have consisted of one Lancer with a completely buggered up drivers side, some scratches and an angry parent. instead, as a result of our governments denial, we have instead got two cars written off and four people dead.
michelle roberts (minister for police), their blood is on your hands.
a copy of this has been forwarded to ms roberts.
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.
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2002 Ford Falcon AU3 XR6
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1980 Ford Escort RS2000