On The Beat | Thursday, June 15

NSW Police Shoalhaven crime prevention officer Senior Constable Anthony Jory.
NSW Police Shoalhaven crime prevention officer Senior Constable Anthony Jory.

​Here we are, week 24 of the year, 2017, how time flies.

It won’t be long before we are getting organised for Christmas.

The Queen’s birthday long weekend went quite well but not great in relation to the steal from motor vehicles.

There were still some people that didn’t get the message.

If you have forgotten the message it goes like this “Lock it or lose it”.

If you sing it to yourself as soon as you wake up you will be humming it all day, It will drive you mad but you will remember it.

Hands up if you have a motorised mobility scooter, now keep your hand up if you travel over 10km/h in it.

If you do, give yourself an uppercut.

“Slow down Jack Brabham”.  

I have recently seen a few scooters attempting warp speed however 10km/h is your limit.

The NSW Centre for Road Safety says;

A motorised wheelchair in NSW must:

Not have the capacity to travel faster than 10 km/h.

As a user, you must:

Never exceed 10 km/h.

Have a reasonable need to use a wheelchair because of physical disability or limited mobility.

Obey all pedestrian road rules.

Not cause a traffic hazard by moving into the path of a driver.

Not unreasonably obstruct the path of another driver or pedestrian.

Not be affected by alcohol or drugs when travelling on a road or road-related area such as a footpath.

Be careful when you are crossing the road.

It might be a good idea to get one of those flags on the poles so people can see you. Apart from that have fun and get out and about and enjoy the Shoalhaven.

Remember that you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers.

And also do not drink and drive.

As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email shoaldvlo@police.nsw.gov.au.

Don’t forget, cops are tops.