UPDATE: A grandmother who bravely helped subdue a man, who was allegedly violently punching, kicking and biting a plainclothes police officer in Hamilton Hill, hopes her actions encourage others to do the right thing.
Christine, 60, who was also allegedly hit and spat on when she went to the policeman’s aid this morning as many other passersby stood by and watched.
She said could understand why some people did not intervene in the attack, but she had been with her grandson Jack and wanted him to know that helping someone in trouble was the right thing to do.
By the time Christine, who had been driving her grandson to school, told Jack to call police and stepped in to help, the 31-year-old was allegedly on top of the officer as they struggled on the ground.
“At that time I didn’t even realise it was a police officer, I obviously just jumped in,” she said.
“He was swinging, kicking punching, verbally abusing, biting … (the officer) was in trouble,” she said. “I got him by the wrist and by the arm and just held him down.”
“I just tried to hold down somebody who was incredibly violent, he was biting the officer, he spat in our faces…that’s very, very upsetting. "
She has a cut hand and bruises as well as a very sore chest from being elbowed.Add a comment
EXCLUSIVE - WA POLICE TOP SECRETS REVEALED - EXCLUSIVE
Infringement photo from a WA Police PoliscanSpeed camera with incorrect template watermark check. This infringement was unknowingly paid by it's driver. How many tickets have you paid in false speeding fines?
By PoliceSpeedCameras.info EXCLUSIVE 1st Aug 2012
It is a corrupt system of government that willfully keeps it's citizens ignorant of the "hidden rules" in order to maximise revenue and control over it's citizens while funnelling them into a legal "meat grinder" designed to do one thing only - To extort a predetermined amount of money in the quickest and least costly way (without court delays) under the threat of imprisonment, for trivial speeding offences there-by criminialising it's citizens and for what?
What you need to know:
The "white box" graphical template =on PoliscanSpeed Camera infringements is a double check, automatically generated by the speed camera and placed in the photo as a means of double checking that the camera captured the correct speed reading for the vehicle. If the white box is in the wrong spot, the infringement is worthless in court as evidence and should be put in the bin.
The questions that we are asking are:
1) Why is the template "white box" double check information being kept from the general public?
2) Why did the WA Government sign a 20 year non-disclosure agreement to keep it hidden from the general public?
3) How many of these FALSE infringements are being handed out for drivers to pay?
In my opinion, there are a significant number of these "false tickets" escaping review amounting to many thousands of dollars worth of ill gotten gains for the WA Government.
Don't bother getting out your magnifying glass and trying to view the white box template on your infringement notice. The photo is so small you will not see it clearly, if you can see it at all. Look for the link on the infringement that will allow you to view the high resolution camera photo online. This is the only way you will know the exact position of the white box.
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Perth’s fixed speed camera fleet is expected to be boosted by Friday, as part of a police rollout to target speedsters. The two new sites are the Mitchell Freeway in Stirling and the Kwinana Freeway in Success.
Another site on the Roe Highway in Willetton has also been earmarked, but a date for installation is yet to be decided. When all are installed, it will bring the total amount of fixed cameras in Perth to five following the first installation on the Mitchell Freeway in Innaloo.
However, WA ranks lowest across the nation in the fixed camera tally. It is believed New South Wales leads the states with 130 fixed speed cameras, Victoria ranks second with 22, and Queensland and South Australia follow with 15. New Zealand also has implemented 56 speed cameras.
The last fixed camera installed on the Kwinana freeway on July 12 has issued nearly 3600 infringements. More than two thirds of those infringements have been for incidents where motorists do not exceed the speed limit by more than 9km/h.
The camera also caught eight motorists who were driving in excess of 41km/h over the limit. Fifteen motorists are being investigated for hooning offences after they were snapped for exceeding 45km/h over the speed limit.
The Office of Road Safety has endorsed the use of fixed speed cameras, citing their merit from a commissioned report by academic Professor Max Cameron. In his findings, Professor Cameron says fixed speed cameras lead to a reduction in crashes. "The average reduction in casualty crashes at fixed camera sites across all studies was 26.2 per cent," the report said.
"The average reduction in serious casualty crashes was 53.3 percent, about twice the magnitude."
Opposition transport spokesman Ken Travers said Labor supported measures to tackle speeding, but favoured point-to-point cameras.Add a comment
MORE than 115 leadfoots a day are being snared by a new fixed speed camera on Kwinana Freeway in Como - the latest cash cow for road-safety coffers.
WA Police statistics show that 3597 drivers were issued with fines in the first month after the camera was switched on in mid-July.
Of those, 120 speedsters were travelling at more than 20km/h over the 100km/h speed limit, including eight hoons at speeds of 41km/h or more.
The Como speed trap is the state's second fixed freeway speed camera.
The first, on Mitchell Freeway in Innaloo, has nabbed a staggering 14,759 people since January.
But, unlike the Innaloo camera, the Como device has been rolled out with little fanfare.
State Traffic Operations Commander Michelle Fyfe said police would continue to target drivers who risked their lives and the safety of others.
"The speed limits are there for a reason. They are there to keep everybody safe and to make sure everybody gets to their destination safely," she said.
Late last year, WA Police bought several German-made metal cabinets to house speed cameras on freeways and highways. Previously, the only fixed devices were dual speed and red-light cameras at intersections.Add a comment
- Does the HP-905 Stealth-Jam all Australia Police Laser Speed Guns - Yes! Most Definately.
- What are my chances of getting caught? - 0% When used correctly.
- Will it save me from the "revenue raising cash grab"? - Yes it sure will :-)
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(How to make lots of money for the WA Govt and have ZERO effect on the road toll - Target Low Level Speeding.)
WA drivers should get a demerit point for speeding by less than 10km/h to help tackle the State's problem with low-level speeders, according to road safety experts.
Monash University Professor Max Cameron said WA was the only State where drivers did not get a demerit point for speeding by less than 10km/h and it needed to be rectified.
Professor Cameron, one of the State Government's main speed enforcement advisers, said the policy of not giving demerit points in such circumstance trivialised the dangers associated with low-level speeding, which was a major problem.
His claims were bolstered by a recent Road Safety Council survey of WA motorists that found one in four drivers did not believe they were speeding if they were exceeding the limit by less than 10km/h.
While WA motorists receive a $75 fine for speeding by less than 10km/h, drivers in NSW, Queensland and Victoria get one demerit point for the same offence in addition to a fine. Motorists in Tasmania get two demerit points and a fine and South Australia will do the same from September 1, doubling its demerit penalty to two points in addition to a fine.
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