I'll have more to say about this later. What I want to know is why didn't the speed camera operator first put a call in to have the vegetation removed from the obscured speed sign instead of setting the speed camera up week after week at the same location?
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- WA Police show how to milk a dangerous situation for every dollar its worth.
Since (at least) the start of this year, they have been exploiting a 60kph speed sign fully obscured by vegetation rather than actually do something about it.
Instead of removing an offending tree branch, these highway robbers have set up a speed camera less than 150m away during peak hour traffic, week after week.This is raking in 10's of $1000's from innocent motorists in the name of 'road safety'.... It has absolutely nothing tto do with 'road safety'.
Its all about WA Police Operations exploiting an opportunity to falsify statistics for the crass purpose of justifying extra funding requests for the next financial year.
When I spoke to the camera operator he stated he was well aware that the speed sign was fully obscured by the tree branch and he did not think that was a problem.
His boss at Midland Operations further claimed the sign was just a 'repeater' and under WA law drivers must be aware of the speed limit or else drive at 50kph. I pointed out that the sign was not a 'repeater' and he was simply wrong. Vehicles turning north off Hope Rd into Bibra Dr were coming from a 70kph zone and depended on the obscured 60kph sign to notify them of the speed change.
However, I hastened to point out, the issue here was not whether the sign was a repeater or not, by WHY WOULD A POLICE OFFICER KNOWINGLY PLACE A SPEED CAMERA 150m FROM AN OBSCURED SPEED CHANGE SIGN IF NOT TO ENTRAP INNOCENT DRIVERS?
If this is not Official Corruption I'd like to know what is. This is blatant passive aggressive abuse of Police power at its absolute iniquitous height.
Fines issued under this placement of the camera since at least the start of this year MUST BE REFUNDED because the photographic evidence has been obtained unlawfully through willful misrepresentation by ommission of a relevant fact.
Infringements issued to these motorists are utterly, frivolous, vexatious, and bring the WA Police Service into justifiable public ridicule, contempt, and disrepute.
We need a Police Service that serves the community. Police Officers who make speed camera placement decisions of entrapment like this are not fit and proper persons to be in the Police Service, let alone in uniform.Apr 16, 2016
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