It seems that someone locked my previous thread, as I did not state it was for NSW. To be honest the topic was relevant for every state, but someone throught otherwise it seems. So i am correcting my serious error _______________ MOD: No it isn't relevant in states where there are no DD points like VICTORIA. Lose the attitude please. Can someone explain something to me? In an effort to reduce the death toll on our roads during the holidays (which I am told is no higher than at any other times, all considered - but let's ignore that) they have introduced double demerit points. Apparently the high death tolls is due to drivers speeding on highways and country roads, as they go on holidays and there are many more cars on these roads. That being the case, why is this blitz also taking place in the city and suburbs? I see no difference in vehicle numbers and driver behaviour in the suburban streets, so why are there so many cops out there and why should we be penalised twice as hard during this time? It is so ridiculous, rather than concentrating on the traffic and riding at a sensible speed (not speeding mind you) we are watching the speedo more than the road, terrified that we might accidentally go a little faster. It's no joke; one little mistake and half your licence is gone in one hit. ______________ Anyhow the fact that we have DD in the city is simply one more example of the stupidity of our traffic laws, and draconian enforcement, of which I have complained ad nauseum. I have also sugggested that education and leniency would go a long way (as well as improve police-community relations), but I am often ridiculed for it. It's interesting to note that the more advanced countries are doing just that. But I am not a master of the written word, perhaps this article in today's SHM will explain my feelings a bit better: http://snurl.com/22jc8 [www_smh_com_au] Now let's see the netrider nazis support the police and the government, as they always do.