Police will soon implement controversial new ‘drink/drive’ type laws aimed at northern NSW drivers who fail to sufficiently ground themselves following meditative practices.
A Tweed-Byron LAC police spokesperson told Echonetdaily, ‘statistics prove that failure to ground oneself following meditation or similar mind-altering practice is as dangerous as using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle’.
Three upcoming test cases in Nimbin and Mullumbimby will be critical in determining whether the plan will see further implementation.
There have already been 23 roadside arrests of meditator-drivers who failed to prove they were in full control of their vehicles owing to ‘insufficient grounding or making no effort to do so,’ the police spokesperson said.
If the test cases prove successful, NSW police aim to roll out the controversial new plans, dubbed ‘off with the fairies’, across NSW within 18 months.
A Sydney police officer seconded to the northern rivers to observe the test cases revealed that ‘hippy types, off in cloud cuckoo land, are a menace to themselves and other road users’.
Adding that he witnessed ‘a range of unacceptable behaviours during arrests from demonstrations of “excessive happiness”, “unusual levels of calm and peaceful responses” to “friendly and open-hearted” attempts to hug stressed police officers in a joyful and loving manner’.
Offenders will be offered the choice of an on-the-spot fine or attending a day course on techniques to ground oneself sufficiently to a light alpha state of consciousness.
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