After Easter I heard a news item that said, roughly:
"Eleven people died on Australian roads over Easter, one of the lowest death tolls in many years..."
"Police report that more people than ever were speeding..."
"Speed kills and police will continue to book motorists caught speeding."
Now I would really like to know if anyone has statistics on this...
"...in many years..."? They're joking... I would say it's the lowest figure ever... or at least since the days of the Model T. I remember when NSW alone had more than twice that number and more every year!
So how many years is it since the 'road toll' was that low over Easter?
And how many were booked for speeding over the long weekend? And how many police were on the road? I have to say that I only saw about three, but maybe I was in the wrong place... I only went from Sydney to Goulburn to Young to Parkes to Griffith to Young.
Of course it would be just too hard to find out how many police were on the road, too... and how many of those caught speeding were caught by cameras on sticks and other hidden cameras compared to those caught by other means.