http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/05/07/2563630.htm Traffic fine quotas not a fair cop: Police The Police Association of Tasmania has hit out at the benchmark system which requires officers to meet infringement quotas. The union has told a parliamentary committee investigating road safety that the system does nothing to reduce road fatalities. A Parliamentary Committee has heard that motorists receive traffic infringement notices just to meet quotas. The Association's president Randolph Wierenga says meeting benchmarks does not reduce dangerous driving. "As one traffic policeman put it to me, if you've got to go fishing you may as well go where there's plenty of fish and get your fish early and it doesn't matter about the quality of the fish or the size of the fish." "So that's basically what they do." "Our members have expressed a lot of frustration at the benchmarks, particularly in relation to traffic and they see themselves merely as going out there collecting numbers rather than actually trying to do some positive enforcement," he said.