Wednesday, 21 October 2015

20th October Meeting - Andrew Burns - Drugs in Caloundra


Good evening everyone,
Just giving you an address for our Vocational Visit on Tuesday morning
27th October

It’s at the Caloundra Airport at 20 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra
Time is still 6.30am for 7.00am.

Kind regards
Bernadette Strong
Vocational Director

Ron “rearing to go”.

(Now here's a man who's written a few traffic tickets in his time)

International Toast
by Norm to RC Jakarta

Andrew Burns
John & Pauline’s daughter Liz Hurley

(no- I didn't make that up)

RYDA & BBQ at Bunnings

Darryl, Alf & Sue, Mark

 President’s Address
Judy welcomed our guests
Liz is here for Pauline’s birthday
Anna is a nanna - welcome to the world Sophia.
See Darryl’s Facebook post below
Heidi is working in the background
Melbourne Cup RSVP’s needed, and the roster for selling tickets is going around.
12 November DG’s visit - reports needed.
Vocational visit next week. 

Bernie introduced Andrew
RBT’s (Random breath tests) were introduced in 1982 after Malcolm Fraser agreed.
$100m cost of road accidents.
Victoria first in 1976, Qld last state in 1988.  In Victoria there was a 48% reduction in fatal accidents initially, and 15% overall.

Queensland changed from .08% to .05% in 1982 which had a big impact.

The Breathaliser is a quick process, with getting the GPS fix taking the longest time - takes about 30sec per test.  The tubes cost 8c each
A recent test at Tewantin for drivers coming off the barge caught four drivers in three hours.  A third were drug tested with four caught.
RDT (Random Drug Testing) was introduced in Victoria in 2004 (first) Qld in 2007, and ACT in 2011 (last)
This is more expensive.  The unit is used and discarded, the tongue is scraped, the sample tested, and if positive an evidentiary sample is taken from the wall of the cheek, it’s bagged and sealed, and sent to the lab in Brisbane where a certificate is issued in 2-3 weeks followed by a notice to appear.  All up it costs about $250. The typical fine is a couple of hundred dollars.

RDT’s test for THC, MDMA and Meth.  They are “targeted” with a Mini Q Lite (looks like an iPad) being used to check number plates, police records etc, and “how they appear” also taken into account (watch out Rotarians)  Detection is typically in the 1 in 30-70 range)
In the seven months to 2015, the Brisbane Section did 1029 RBTs with 90 positive therefore the strike rate was 11.4%.
Rudy noted it must actually be less than 10%
- Doesn’t he know 97.4% of all statistics are made up on the spot?

In the same time there were 362 positive drug tests with an approx 33.3% strike rate.

With alcohol, .08% is typically reached with three standard drinks in one hour, then one per hour.  For females it is one less (tough luck after the first hour)
Ron thanked Andrew
Hey Ron, remember that library book you borrowed back in 1976?
Well it was never returned
With compound interest, the fine is now $5,234,675.42
and you are under arrest 
Bernie needs numbers for the Vocational visit to Ross Harrison’s Cirrus Air
Judy - does anyone have first aid training?
Melbourne Cup ticket sales roster.

Tough luck guys - You have already paid

Would you buy a rug from this man?

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