http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/more-news/6413-police-out-in-force-for-long-weekend.html = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == = = = = I bolded the center bit because at first it greatly annoyed me that they linked the 7 deaths with illegal behaviour, the inference being the illegal behaviour resulted in the death of those 7 people. This really annoyed me especially with respect to the motorcycle fatalities. But then it dawned on me that the police are shooting themselves in the foot. They've made the link between fatalities and illegal behaviour and are further re-inforcing that only illegal behaviour results in death. We all know this isn't true. Instead of getting people focused on driving and riding more skillfully, they're making them more scared of any kind of indiscretion and also lulling them into thinking that following the rules will keep you safe. A proactive policing campaign should be getting people focussed on better driving, not just being more compliant. Anyway, there's going to be a big operation this long weekend, you've been warned.