Highway patrol overdue
I have read in the newspapers about the new police highway patrol and I have actually seen the vehicles with the yellow “artwork” on their sides.
This unit so overdue, it isn’t funny. As a typical road user, I always wondered what was so difficult about effectively policing our roads and enforcing our road laws.
This deficiency is particularly glaring to those of us who have travelled to Europe and North America. On those road systems, people actually respect speed limits and the other road rules and drive with care and attention.
And it is clear that a major reason for law and order on their roads is the drivers being aware that law enforcement officers are never far away. Infringements like improper lane changes and running red lights are routinely punished.
What was so difficult about our police officers going after the lawbreaking which happens so blatantly in broad daylight in front of everybody? It is not as if we are talking about complex stuff like gangs, white collar crime and Mr Big.
Good luck to the highway patrol.