When seven people were killed on South Australian roads over the Easter long weekend, SA Police Commissioner Mal Hyde suggested the toll may have been lighter if police had not been diverted by protests at the Baxter detention centre.

“Those protesters need to consider that the results of their protests
means that we’ve got less people on the road dealing with road safety
and so quite clearly we could have perhaps had a better result,” the
Commish Hyde said

It’s a long weekend in South Australia again with a public holiday
today. By late yesterday evening, six people had been killed on the
state’s roads. There are no protests to point to this weekend. What’s
PC Plod’s excuse this time? Or was he just – as our police are
increasingly forced to do – making up excuses for the state government
at Easter to cover for inadequate road maintenance and safety programs?