More police road patrols
I congratulate Brad van Aken on his courage to step up and be prepared to criticise his former superiors concerning the lack of police road patrols (Letters, 11/11).
Given the experience this former senior officer has, I can’t see how his views can be ignored. Mr van Aken has made a case concerning how to fund the necessary patrol cars.
I also have a suggestion. Assign motorcycle patrols to each heavy-use roundabout in the suburbs.
Have them book the hundred, if not thousands, of offending drivers who refuse to use obligatory signals when leaving roundabouts.
After a month of this practice, then switch the patrols to record the non-use of right-turn indicators at major intersections.
In a relatively short time there will be sufficient money from fines to purchase more patrol cars.
We all know the value of visible police patrols on our roads. It seems the police hierarchy does not.
The top police officers should leave their comfy chairs and get out to see for themselves the depths to which our driving habits have descended.
Robert B. Cairns, Thornlie