Following the inspirational double back win of their Sydney Kings, New South Wales have retained their road toll title sending six people to their graves.
For the five days of the Easter holiday, Operation Tortoise paid witness to the marvel of human condition and sheer determination of the NSW drivers in keeping their state number one.
Victoria almost suffered the indignation of having a clean slate. Luckily, though with not nearly enough time as hoped, two people skidded away their lives within the short span of two hours. Sadly this fell well short of last year's efforts in which they killed off six Victorians for the same period.
On the heavier end of the scale, lowly efforts were turned in by Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Each of the states churned in one body each. Their efforts, however, were great in comparison to the ACT and the Northern Territory. They failed to light up any curbside fires and were relegated to the bottom of the standings with zero fatalities.
Written on Tuesday, 13 April 2004