Not about sav­ing lives

Big Rigs - - READER CORNER -

RE: Re­port re­leased by the NSW Au­di­tor-Gen­eral Mar­garet Craw­ford about speed cam­era warn­ings

IT’S NEVER been about sav­ing lives. It’s about money, lots and lots of free money.

I rang high­way pa­trol about a car trav­el­ling in ex­cess of 150km/h near Goul­burn.

Re­sponse, yeah will get some­one to have a look.

I trav­elled the whole trip into Syd­ney, not one, not one high­way pa­trol car in sight.

I used to be able to travel from Melbourne to Syd­ney and lit­er­ally be able to step on the roofs of high­way cars all the way up... now, I can go weeks with­out see­ing a high­way car parked up.

High­way cars are ac­tu­ally given task­ings now by the govern­ment, usu­ally task­ing them away from hot spots... that’s not safety, that’s bloody stupid.

I am see­ing more and more risk tak­ing on ma­jor high­ways now, then I have through­out my en­tire driv­ing ca­reer, peo­ple know the high­way cars aren’t out there any more.

Cam­eras are the gov­ern­ments way of get­ting ev­ery­one, just not the stupid ones.

— Ross Covon

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