The last long weekend in Victoria saw a blitz of unprecedented proportions. Anti speeding PR was everywhere, Vicroads officers were roped into the campaign, thousands of drivers were infringed, <0.3% of tested drivers were found to trip up the BAC law and it garnered a whole metric shit load of negative PR for Vicpol and it's road safety campaign. What a change in tune this time! http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/more-news/5307-police-issue-wake-up-call-this-weekend.html So no blitz this time even though the road toll is higher. That is interesting. So is the recognition that there are other reasons other than "speed" which can cause driver fatalities. The climate of FEAR created by the relentless campaign against drifitng above the limit by a few kilometres has resulted in regular distractions of focussing on one's speedo. It's been said for years by commentators and punters alike... are Vicpol finally listening?? Or is it because a blitz this weekend would result in mostly petty infringement notices landing in mailboxes right about the time of the election?? Sorry, I'm a cynic. The last line in the media release is a classic - the vast majority of those fatalities would have been at or below the speed limit - how has the untold extra resources, the ideological addiction to camera's, extra laser speed detecting equipment, extra TMU/highway patrol speed trap hours etc helped those poor souls out?? Sigh... The gist of the message is sound though, so if you're gonna go long distances, don't drive/ride while not alert. Rest up.