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[VIC] Unlicensed driver blitz

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by joetdm, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. [VIC] Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

    Looks like they're getting more of these vans.


    Been looking at Rob's this years fatalities thread and there does seem to be a significant representation of unlicensed/unregistered road users/vehicles in accidents.

    I don't have an issue with this though.
    Regos/tac need to be paid because although far from perfect, really lucky we have a system that does what it does when things go pear shaped out there.

  2. Re: [VIC] Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

    Well, they've put the message out there loud and clear. If you break the law you will be caught. So I guess for anyone planning on doing something stupid over the next month maybe it's best you stay off your bike. :)
  3. Re: [VIC] Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

    Wow. Those are pretty big numbers, and from memory they came one or two ANPR units operating sporadically. I wonder what 10 units over 24 days working around the clock will net them?

    The roads may well be empty next year as nobody will have a license to drive on them. Meh, one way to solve traffic congestion I suppose.
  4. http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/more-news/5728-new-technology-leads-christmas-road-campaign.html

    New technology leads Christmas road campaign
    Friday, 17 December 2010 03:49

    Victoria Police has set its sights on unlicensed drivers, announcing the roll-out of smart, new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology as part of its major state-wide Christmas road blitz - Operation AEGIS IX.

    ANPR systems will be deployed across the state, scanning number plates at a rapid rate and identifying unauthorised drivers - such as those who are unlicensed or disqualified from driving and with expired or defective registration.

    Intelligence shows that unauthorised drivers are more likely to be involved in road trauma - ANPR detects these people, allowing police to remove them from our roads.

    Ten systems will be rolled into operation throughout summer, each including a custom-fitted unmarked van, trained operator and ANPR camera linked to a number plate information database. The database alerts operators when an unauthorised driver is detected, the operator immediately notifies police vehicles working in tandem with the system. The ANPR systems will be placed in strategic areas identified through road trauma data, at all times of day and night.

    Since Victoria Police began trialling ANPR in December 2007, 1,160,763 number plates have been read over 2298 operational hours - with 13,654 unauthorised drivers being detected. Of these unauthorised drivers 5583 were flagged as unregistered vehicles with the remaining 8071 flagged as unlicensed drivers resulting in 15,178 infringements being issued, 25 arrests and 1669 briefs prepared. (Statistics to 1 December, 2010).

    Operation AEGIS IX is running over the next 24 days with every available road policing officer, and general duties and regional police member focused on addressing road trauma.

    Deputy Commissioner (Road Policing) Ken Lay said police will be across roads in every corner of the state cracking down on speeding, distracted and dangerous drivers.

    "Here we are - eight days out from Christmas - 15 days away from a new year. This is a great time to celebrate - but this is also our most critical time on our roads," Mr Lay said.

    "Research tells us that with Christmas celebrations and the holiday period there are four major contributors to road trauma at this time - alcohol, speed, fatigue and illicit drugs.

    "Motorists know the dangers - but some continue to take the risks.
    "Over the next 24 days police will be across roads in every corner of the state. We will be breath-testing one million drivers over the Christmas period. "24-hours a day - every single day for the next 24 days - police will be working.

    "While others prepare to slow down - we are gearing up. Our police sacrifice their time off with their families at this time of year to make sure you can enjoy a safe Christmas and New Year with yours."

    Specialist road policing units will be a key part of the operation, with the State Highway Patrol, Operations Response Unit and the Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section supporting operations across the state.

    Specialists units will have a particular focus on 15 Police Service Areas (PSAs) which have been identified as high-risk for road trauma over this period. These include, Surf Coast, Geelong, Brimbank, Hume, Melbourne, Wangaratta, Boroondara, Monash, Yarra Ranges, East Gippsland, Glen Eira, Kingston, Casey, Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula.

    Speed remains one of the top three killers on the state's roads, and to combat this the Traffic Camera Office is providing 908 hours additional hours of Mobile Speed Camera hours. These cameras will be placed strategically on high-risk roads across the state in a bid to slow drivers and save lives.

    VicRoads is also supporting Operation AEGIS ix with VicRoads Transport Safety Services (TTS) vehicles and officers. The VicRoads officers will be actively patrolling major arterial routes working in conjunction with the Victoria Police Heavy Vehicle Unit.

    "With the roll-out of our contemporary ANPR systems, over 900 extra hours of Mobile Speed Cameras, State Highway Patrol and the thousands upon thousands of police who will be working on roads across the state, 24-hours a day, my message is clear - just don't risk it," Mr Lay.

    "You know the dangers - speed, alcohol, drugs and fatigue. If you do the right thing - you have nothing to worry about. But if you place yourself and more importantly other road users at risk - we will target you."
    The operation will run from today, 17 December to Sunday, 9 January.

    - - - - -

    This is only going to end when Vicroad and Vic Pol have a computer in your car that drives your car for you. Motorbikes do not fit into that picture.
  5. Rob I put a thread on this.
    Probably merge the threads....
  6. Already spotted and merging as you posted.
  7. How do they flag unlicensed drivers?Is it just based on who owns the car?
  8. They trialed that system in Cairns a few years back, they had a Black Rav 4 with the Camera mounted on a Roof Rack parking in Random spots in around town with Plod a short distance up the road, the Trial was very successful, with a staggering number of unlicensed drivers and unregistered vehicles removed from the roads (sorry, don't have the official figures, but the article in the local Paper was very eye opening with the numbers caught) then it disappeared again. Which was a shame, this system worked, it was widely supported in the Community, it had proven track record.
    but it was dumped in favour of 2 new speed Camera vehicles.

    now, once every 6 - 12 months the local Police would make a big noise about a Highway Patrol car being sent up from Brisbane with a ANPR Camera fitted for a week of work, again, numerous Cars and drivers taken off the road, and as quickly as the car arrived, it was returned to Brisbane.

    So they can afford 2 new Cars with Speed Cameras, which do nothing to save lives but earn a S##tload of Cash for the Government, but spending money on something the local community want and support and had a proven record by getting unlicensed drivers and unregistered cars off the road, that's gets pushed by the wayside and forgotten, and the Qld Government say it's not about raising revenue, Bollocks!
  9. Had a chat about this to the plod ad the recent Bike Expo.

    What happens is, equipment in a van constantly scan vehicles passing.
    It basically checks two things, registration and if registered owner is licensed and what type of license owner has.

    Any discrepancies, and it's relayed directly to patrol cars working in conjuction with the van who then intercepts the vehicle and does a road check to identify who is actually in control of the vehicle.

    Oh he said it also identifies if a reg is lams and if the owner is fully licensed or under any restrictions.

    Suppose a warning to fellow netriders who may not be riding a bike their licensed to ride...

    I have a mate (not on netrider) who's doing just this.
    Got his L's and bought a gsxr600.
    I expect he'll get caught not only because of the new system but also because cops will easily tell by his riding skills...](*,)](*,)

  10. See, THIS IS WHAT SHITS ME. They have the ability to do this, yet the assholes still pull us over and waste our time with condescending lectures.
  11. Reason being they don't know who's riding until they pull you over.
    A vehicle may have someone other than the registered owner in control at that particlar time...
  12. so all you've got to do is drive your partner's car and you've fooled the system?
  13. Perhaps, but honestly I'd be shocked if more than a few "unriders" caught were on someone else's bike.

    If the registered owner isn't licensed to ride the vehicle, by all means pull 'em over and have a chat, but stop ****ing harassing people who've done nothing wrong
  14. Pretty much.

    Ant the chances of getting caught driving while un-licensed/disqualified are?
  15. Or a corporate vehicle.
  16. Just had another read of this article and it seems they are only targeting certain areas... and they've named them. Wtf?

    It actually seems rather stupid that they would broadcast the areas these units are going to be operating in. Why not keep it under wraps? People can attempt to navigate around these areas now.
  17. Highlighting the key parts of the article:

  18. Thats a pretty broad area there Chef. Not much chance to 'avoid' them. Esp if the car/4wd is unmarked and in all sorts of spots, not just a lone vehicle on the side a a carriageway etc

  19. Hope your mate is fully aware of the full ramifications if he bins his bike, hurts someone else etc.
    Sorry, but someone on his L's and with by what you say, an obvious lack of riding skills displayed riding a bike like that is asking for trouble. ](*,)
  20. Nabbed by a speed camera, 10 klms over the limit, you have done this 4 times in a 3 week period, you now have lost 12 points, you have lost your licence before you actually get the fine or received notification in the mail,
    You have a family to feed, A mortgage to pay, or just to pay the rent,

    You are now a criminal that is forced to drive to work unlicenced as there is no public transport available to you,

    Speed cameras save lives,

    They also destroy familys as the financial strain does tell a different story on those that have lost their licences for a petty offence.