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NSW NSW Police - Fatigue & Mobile Phones Cause Accidents!

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by mark57, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. This is one for the books..

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/fatigue-and-mobile-phones-blamed-for-most-of-road-toll-20121206-2ay5n.html



    When John Hartley speaks about road accidents, he usually concludes about accidents that even through the driver was so drunk that they fell asleep whilst sending a text message, speed was the primary cause.

    On Motorcycles:

    "Mr Hartley said he was concerned to see that elderly pedestrians were particularly vulnerable, and that motorcyclists were victims of ''random'' crashes beyond their control.
    ''A lot are not the rider's actual fault … a car stopped or turned in front of the motorcyclist.
    ''That's the worst nightmare for a motorcyclist, when you're riding along and someone stops in front of you. You've got not much chance to move.''

    Maybe now we can expect to see some actual policing of road users, rather than more speed cameras...LOL.

    Cheers;
     
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  2. It will be interesting to see whether that attitude filters down south of the border...
     
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  3. I was more wondering if it will filter out pass the NSW Police media room...
     
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