#Civil Rights

According to SAPOL statistics nowhere does it say defectable vehicles are the cause of major crashes, yet the top 3 are Speed, Drink driving and inattention.
How does fining someone 221 dollars per defect as well as costs associated with having defects removed fair? It isn't about our safety it is about the government deciding to try and screw us and raise revenue.

Below is what was copied directly from SAPOL's website link below.


What are the causes?

Vehicle speed

* Speed is a major factor in at least 36% of fatal crashes
* The risk of casualty crashes in suburban streets doubles for each 5 km/h above 60 km/h
* 36% of all fatal crashes occur in speed zones of 70 km/h or less
* 33% of serious injury crashes occur on roads with a speed limit of 60 km/h

Drink driving

* In 2008, 36% of people who died had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05% or higher: most had BACs three times the legal limit
* 55% of drivers aged between 16 - 25 years who died had a BAC of 0.05% or higher
* every 0.05% increase (BAC) above zero doubles the risk of crashing

Inattention and complacency

* Inattention is a major factor in 60% of fatal crashes

Drug driving

* In 2008 15% of drivers and riders tested positive to drugs
* Legal or illegal drugs including amphetamine substances, cannabis and some prescription drugs can affect driver skills and attitudes

Seat belts

* In 2008 39% of vehicle occupants who died were not wearing a seatbelt
* 5% of those seriously injured were not wearing a seatbelt
* Young male drivers in rural areas, rear seat passengers, young children and heavy vehicle drivers are more likely not to wear seatbelts


* Fatigue is a contributing factor in single vehicle crashes on rural roads
* Fatigue is a contributing factor in 16% of fatal crashes
* Fatigue is a significant factor in crashes involving heavy trucks

Data based on 2008 statistics.
Sourced from SAPOL crash data.

We, the undersigned call on the Police Commissioner and Police Minister to re-evaluate the job of the South Australian Police to concentrate their efforts on the more serious issues pertaining to road safety ie: speeding, drink/drug driving and dangerous driving.

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The Stop SAPOL excessive revenue raising!! petition to SAPOL was written by Anika Walker and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.

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