Wrong message getting through in speed crusade
THE NSW road toll has risen sharply this year – mainly due to excessive speed – and police tell the media they don’t know why ‘the message isn’t getting through’.
I am surprised that no one seems to connect the dots.
What is different this year?
The NSW Government has spent many millions of taxpayer dollars promoting … speed!
The Northern Rivers area had the World Rally Championship forced upon it in September, and then Homebush Bay in Sydney got the V8 Supercars this month.
The message on the billboards reads ‘No one thinks big of you for speeding’, yet the Government makes heroes of those drivers who go the fastest.
If there are car crashes, injuries or death during these promoted events, so much the better. It’s what the public comes to see.
The message is in fact getting through; it’s just the wrong message.