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  • WA Police will establish a new strike force to hunt hoon motorcyclists....

    http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/ne...27-11uoyk.html

    WA Police will establish a new strike force to hunt hoon motorcyclists and serial speedsters by scrutinising speed camera images to track unidentified, revhead riders.

    The dedicated team will target "extreme recklessness" and drivers repeatedly caught travelling more than 50km/h above the speed limit, with a particular focus on motorcyclists who evade detection knowing police cannot trace them from speed camera images

    Traffic and operations assistant commissioner Nick Anticich said police had been forced to deploy new tactics to curb risk-taking behaviour by motorcyclists, amid evidence an increasing number of riders were avoiding detection by not displaying numberplates or using stolen or disguised plates.

    Mr Anticich said the new team would use alternative investigative tools to track offenders, including liaising with bike manufacturers to uncover owners as well as identifying personal features like rider appearance, tattoos and unusual motorcycle paintwork.

    Specialist intelligence analysts and other expert traffic enforcement units will also join forces with the new team.

    "We need to turn our eye to identifying these riders through other intelligence means and not simply the numberplates," Mr Anticich told Fairfax Media.

    "We have launched a crackdown on this type of offending because it's dangerous and because these people are putting their own lives and the lives of others at risk."

    Police have released two images of motorcyclists showcasing risky, brazen behaviour, which officers say shows utter contempt for the law and other road users.

    In one case, a motorcyclist was clocked travelling at 135km/h in a 70km/h zone on Forrest Road, Hilbert at 6.34pm on November 16. The bike had stolen numberplates, which were later linked to a hire car company and the driver was not wearing any protective clothing.

    Five days later on November 21, an unidentified motorcyclist was clocked travelling at 199km/h – double the 100km/h speed limit) on the Mitchell Freeway near Erindale Road, Stirling at 4am.

    The move comes amid grave concerns about the high number of riders killed on WA roads.

    So far this year, 40 people have been killed in motorcycle crashes. Twenty-six were found to be the fault of the motorbike rider, while 13 were caused by driver other vehicles.

    Speed and reckless behaviour were factors in 22 of the crashes, while carelessness and inattention accounted for seven and alcohol was a factor in four fatalities.

    Traffic Enforcement Group Inspector Ian Clarke said officers would use "targeted tactical operations as required" to stop reckless road behaviour by motorcyclists.

    "This team is purely an enforcement tool but they'll be doing more detailed investigations into some of these more high-end recidivist offenders which we call prolific priority offenders," Insp Clarke said.

    "We will be targeting any road user that presents potential risk to the rest of the community.

    "We're in a terrible situation at the moment with losing so many motorcycles and unfortunately we're seeing it on a daily basis, people doing really, really stupid things on our roads.

    "Motorcycles are our priority purely because of the percentage of riders who have been killed and seriously injured.

    "We should not forget about the serious injuries because that's four or five times the number of deaths and it has a massive impact on people's lives and their families."

    Apologies if repost...

  • #2
    Read the article before, I honestly think there's more important things to worry about but I saw it coming. All it's going to do is encourage more people to run from the cops, I don't think it will deter anyone from doing the wrong thing
    Rest in Peace

    #294

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    • #3
      I love a good knee jerky reaction!!!!
      B19 Oakford V.B.F.S

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      • #4
        Brilliant idea ! lets waste lots of time and money chasing riders and ignore the real crime going on,

        there's not many thief's, murderers, pedos, rapists and assorted nutters and looneys left for the cops to go after anymore.
        National pride should not be a crime!.

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        • #5
          Might just start raping people instead...
          Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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          • #6

            some of these more high-end recidivist offenders which we call prolific priority offenders," Insp Clarke said.
            t...
            which will translate to pulling over peak hour splitters and FEs.

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            • #7
              The usual Hills locations are going to get hit HARD

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              • #8
                This team is purely an enforcement too
                Fucking right it is, you money grabbing cunts.

                Tell me, how do we pay a 'strike force' to figure out exactly what these twats are doing with the road trauma trust that they're so busily inflating?

                https://audit.wa.gov.au/wp-content/u...ert2012_15.pdf

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                • #9
                  Coppers had files (leverarch) in their cars back in the early 90's called R.I.P, or Rider Identification Photographs, which they used to do similar things. I was nabbed at the petrol bowser once and accused because I was on a black Heritige Softail, was wearing a flanno, black jeans, vest and had an open faced helmet. They were fucking cocky, they thought they had their man. They pulled out the file and showed me the hard evidence that they said was going to nail me. Unless I had lost about 100kg within the last 12 months, they were quite mistaken...

                  Idiots.
                  It has a dual purpose. ~ Tom Smitheringale

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                  • #10
                    Keep you bike appearance standard, buy a common helmet and jacket.

                    Sorted.

                    I'm Spartacus.
                    Its all good on Ducati's

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TurboR1 View Post
                      Might just start raping more people...
                      Fixed.
                      All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
                      #158...RIP James Thompson

                      Originally posted by Ryanoceros
                      Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by =Maz= View Post
                        Fixed.
                        I like the fact that he's not sexist...

                        No raping just women for Turbo, he'll rape anything anyone...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Maxo View Post
                          Fucking right it is, you money grabbing cunts.

                          Tell me, how do we pay a 'strike force' to figure out exactly what these twats are doing with the road trauma trust that they're so busily inflating?

                          https://audit.wa.gov.au/wp-content/u...ert2012_15.pdf
                          OMFG

                          "" However, the Council lacks a master action plan to implement Towards Zero, and it does not adequately monitor and evaluate the contribution of funded projects to implementing the strategy. This means the Council cannot demonstrate that it is making recommendations that maximise the chances of achieving the strategy’s goals ""
                          I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality


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                          • #14
                            With hoon + owner onus laws the way they are, all it takes is a cop to point the finger at you and to a photo of a similar bike to yours and they have the ability to take your bike + license right there and then with no recourse or defence..
                            :stupid:

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                            • #15
                              Money grabbing fucks....

                              While theft of motorbikes continues, police is not interested in as it is insurance job

                              As soon as you mention money, brownie points, they are all over it
                              Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
                              remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
                              Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
                              Who died while defending his right of way;
                              He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
                              But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong


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