A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
IT was a weekend of rods and remembrance in Bright with thousands of custom cars and classics and their owners making their way to town for the 27th annual Rod Run event, while Saturday was Remembrance Day with 2017 marking the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War.
POLICE have praised crowd behaviour at this year’s Bright Iconic Rod Run.
Police said they handed out the fewest number of tickets for driving infringements and drunken behaviour in many years.
Police have previously called for the event to be alcohol free after it was marred by violence and ant- social behaviour in 2014.
Acting Sergeant Tony Finlaw said there was only a handful issues over the course of the three-day event.
“We’re very happy, it was probably some of the best behaviour we’ve ever seen at the Rod Run,” he said.
“There were a few minor incidents, a few people blew over .05 and a there were a couple of speeding tickets but overall everyone’s behaviour was pretty good.
“One of the only blights is the burnout marks that have been left around town.
“We had three complaints about people doing burnouts along Hawthorn Lane on Saturday night.”
There was again a strong police presence with officers conducting foot patrols in town while Highway Patrol manned the roads.
Acting Sergeant Finlaw said crowds were also respectful of the alcohol curfew which was introduced in 2015 to ban the consumption of alcohol in the streets from 8.30pm to 12pm.
“Everyone was quite cooperative when we told them it was time to finish up drinking,” he said.
“It was the third year since the curfew was put in place so the majority of people are well aware of it and comply.
“We handed out four tickets to people who failed to move on and continued drinking after being told to a number of times.
“But really they were about the only issues we had there.”
WELL BEHAVED: Police say there were few issues with crowd behaviour as hundreds of people filled Bright’s main street for the annual Rod Run.