Targeting drivers is one thing, what about drinkers?
Well another day and yet another useless decision on alcohol.
Victoria Police will today continue their blitz on drunks at races with the running of the Oaks at Flemington.
Now it’s great that police are targeting these people to stop alcohol fuelled violence, but I personally don’t believe it’s the right course of action.
It’s more of a band aid solution to make it look like they’re doing something.
Last month the Herald Sun reported in the past five years alone, more than 80,000 revellers have been locked up for being too drunk.
Yet in the same period, police have found just 37 cases where bars have served alcohol to intoxicated people.
To me this indicates a real problem in our system and an area that should be target.
I could be wrong here but maybe our police resources could be better used at the source of the problem.
That is enforcing the responsible service of alcohol laws so we don’t have drunks stumbling around the races spewing up every 10 minutes.
Don’t believe me have a look at this image from the Herald Sun.
Clearly this woman has drunk too much.
But who’s responsible?
Yes the individual has to take some responsibility.
But given we have laws which govern the responsible service alcohol maybe its time we actually enforced them.
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