Normally inclusion in the Top 50’s in anything (like the Bowen Scholars mentioned above) is to be welcomed. But inclusion in one Top 50 list published in the Daily Telegraph last week was anything but welcomed. NSW Police released the top 50 suburbs for heavy footed motorists and, regretfully, just about all our suburbs were positioned between 18 and 44 in the Top 50.
The list wasn’t about people caught speeding on our streets and roads but where the speeders lived. These are not statistics I want to see regularly reported and I’d join with all the road safety experts in asking people to slow down and drive within the speed limits. Let’s see if our local motorists can get our suburbs further down the list – human nature suggests that it’s impossible for us to be off the lists altogether. Speed kills and injures and, if you speed, you will get caught in the end and pay the penalty.