Got whacked for a $150, 3 point speeding ticket on Friday.
I didn’t realize what was going on when the police offer ran in the middle of two lanes of allegedly dangerous drivers to point at my car, worked it out fairly fast after that. Nice single direction traffic I was flowing with at the time, so can hardly call it dangerous driving. In fact I would have got nabbed a second time on the way home if some considerate soul hadn’t warned me by flashing their lights. Thanks.
Not overly worried by the money (points are more valuable) or the revenue raising, but would point out what might be more sensible methods for considering the ‘Easter Road Toll’.
1) Whack the people before the easter weekend if speeding is correlated with increases in accidents.
2) Define and seperate speeding from dangerous driving. Do your hit rates from catching people on single direction expressways flowing with traffic have any measurable difference in outcomes?
3) How dangerous is Easter or Christmas or public holidays? As unpleasant as it is driving is a potentially fatal activity, how much of the increased road toll is due to simply increased activity.
A ticket isn’t so bad, could be one of those people in an accident after all. At least the officer didn’t tell me to drive safely after playing chicken himself with flowing traffic.