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- mike on Labor's tough new stance against 'evil' So trafficking drugs away from a school is less illegal?And why drug busses? Target pubs/clubs! I hear more and more people ... more
- Eye for an Eye on Labor's tough new stance against 'evil' if you look at the history of the State Labour Government you will notice that they have always been soft on crime thanks to ... more
- elizabeth on Labor's tough new stance against 'evil' Since when has labor been strict with crime. I will never vote Labor. more
- R on Labor's tough new stance against 'evil' The only thing that I would add to this is is that they need to have counseling for the whole of there prison time instead ... more
- dee on Labor's tough new stance against 'evil' I see little point in increasing sentences when we have weak Judges letting people off with a slap on the wrist. more
- David THomas on 'The figures say it all' Statistical evidence mounts that the police often do not recruit the sharpest pencils in the box. Seriously. Turn the ... more
- John on 'The figures say it all' This is not about fairness, it is about deflecting responsibility. The camera system should conform to vehicles operating ... more
- Paul on 'The figures say it all' Have a look at the front of any modern bike and you will quickly see why it is not possible to put a front plate on. There ... more
- CHRIS WATTS on 'The figures say it all' i just cannot believe that a simple e tag cannot be stuck on the front of the bike...its so simple, surely... more
- Samuel J on 'The figures say it all' Motor cycles should have front and rear number plates. The notion that front number plates dissect pedestrians is complete ... more
- Mark on 'The figures say it all' All a bit of a joke, here in Europe, bikes get a much larger rear plate... more than double the size. Aussies often hide the ... more
- Richard on 'The figures say it all' If its such a problem why are the Penisula Link cameras facing the front? The fault is in the camera system. more
- Tom Bysen on 'The figures say it all' Why not ban bikes altogether? We can all sit jammed on the freeway, in our 2tonne suv's being safe. more
- John Karmouche on 'The figures say it all' Everyone is barking up the wrong tree. Its not about putting a number plate on a motorcycle- that's the cover story the ... more
- Lukew on 'The figures say it all' Commissioner Gordon Lewis can huff and puff all he likes but this is about the money. Never mind the doubt, why would we ... more
- poppitt on 'The figures say it all' Against the law to ride a bike that does have number plates back and front. Fine them $500 for each plate that is not ... more
- Time for a career change Neil on 'The figures say it all' Gee, it must be almost the 3rd week of the month. Time for Neil to roll out the anti motorcycle vitriol again. The same ... more
- Otto on 'The figures say it all' Anything to justify the cash cows, how many of these thousands of lethal speeding motorcycles actually result in a fatality ... more
- Gazza on Top cop concerned over pokies gang Multiculturalism at its finest more
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Victorian government road safety survey results leaked
Results from a study into Victorians' Road Safety priorities have been obtained by 3AW reporter Heidi Murphy, revealing educating young drivers and combating drug driving are what we most want the government to action.
Last month, the study, coordinated by the Victorian Department of Justice and published via the Herald Sun and other newspapers, asked Victorians to specify what they believed should be priorities in tackling road safety.
A total of 16,356 valid questionnaires were processed, with participants asked to agree or disagree with 57 questions falling under 13 different road safety 'themes'.
The top ten specific road safety issues identified in the survey were:
Increasing education of young drivers around road safety risks (92%);
Repeat hoon/drink drivers should face longer bans from driving or owning a car (89%);
Texting while driving should lead to tougher penalties (89%); Requiring repeat drug drivers to have counselling by medical professionals (89%);
Increasing random testing for drug driving (88%);
Increasing public awareness about the dangerous of drug driving (87%);
Increasing penalties for drug driving (87%);
Increasing policing of heavy vehicle driver road behaviour (such as tailgating) (85%);
Educating older drivers on how to assess if they are safe to continue driving (85%); and
Proving more alternative transport options for older people (85%).
The study showed that a curfew for young drivers was unpopular with Victorians, with only 28 per cent of respondents agreeing it was a good idea.
Educating drivers was the top pick in tackling young peoples' road safety, with increased policing and penalties specifically targeting young people receiving approval from 81 per cent and 70 per cent of respondents respectively.
LISTEN: Deputy Premier Peter Ryan speaks with Neil Mitchell:
EDITORIAL: Neil Mitchell has been road testing the yet-to-be released Holden Volt electric car for the past day. Although it comes with a hefty price tag, Neil says the Volt is marks a huge step in the future of automobiles.
ROADwhyz Victoria is a young drivers awareness program aimed at educating our young drivers about the realities of road trauma. We provide vital skills that could save their life or someone else's. Kids have called us requesting that we bring this program to their schools! Our volunteers are from all the emergency services such as the ambulance service, SES, police and we also have victims of road trauma talk about their experiences. Our program is hard hitting and emotional and makes a lasting impression on all who participates. If you want to know more go to www.roadwhyzvic.com.auJason Callanan Friday 2 November, 2012 - 7:27 PM
I think its time that we increased the drivers license age TO 21 YEARS OLD..
Because I think at 18 there is too much going on in a young person life to all so drive...maryann Friday 26 October, 2012 - 7:14 PM
Just CANCEL the license of a P Plater at their first offence for a period of 6 months. Make them go through the license procedure every time they offend whilst on P Plates until they learn that a license is a privilege not a rightRene Tuesday 23 October, 2012 - 8:33 AM
Graded licenses, the most dangerous group of road users are those who use a car as transport from A to B. They have zero interest in improving their skill set.
So think of it this way.
Current standard lic. costs $500pa to re-new.
Silver lic. (obtained by doing danger awareness course) $250pa
Gold license (after doing and passing advanced driver course) $100pa
Platinum (after doing further advanced driver course) lic. free for life plus ability to argue speeding charges based on driving to conditions at the time of the offence.
This is about making a financial insentive for poor drivers to lift their standard and penalising those who just can't drive no matter how much you teach them.John F Monday 22 October, 2012 - 1:07 PM
Confiscated Hoon cars due for destruction should be sold for a token price to people who cannot afford a new car and drive vehicles that are close to being unsafe.David Monday 22 October, 2012 - 12:59 PM
Poptart, it's so learner drivers can learn to drive in peak hour traffic. Makes sense to me. Adults are the most dangerous drivers around schoolsSteven Monday 22 October, 2012 - 11:25 AM