Tuesday, May 28, 2024

111 speeding drivers caught in one day in Wellington

Wellington Police yesterday issued a whopping 111 speeding infringement notices to drivers, prompting a reminder to residents about COVID-19 isolation requirements.

“People should be isolating at home under COVID-19 Level 4 restrictions but if you need to drive, for essential purposes, slow down and drive to the conditions,” says Wellington Central District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Wade Jennings.

Insp Jennings said his officers had caught one driver travelling at 160km/h, with several others caught speeding at between 130km/h and145km/h.

“Don’t think because there are fewer vehicles on the road that you can speed. There is absolutely no excuse for speeding,” he said.

“Even when speed doesn’t cause the crash, it is the single biggest determinant in whether you walk away or are carried away. A small change in speed makes a big difference to injury severity in a crash – for you and everyone else involved.”

He said police would continue to have a visible presence on the roads throughout the alert level 4 restrictions, deterring unsafe driving behaviour.

“It’s important that everyone does their part and abides by the restrictions in place, if you don’t need to be on the roads stay at home.”

Report unsafe driving behaviour online www.police.govt.nz/105support or call 105 anytime, anywhere.

Anyone with information about possible breaches of alert level restrictions can report it online at 105.police.govt.nz or call 105.

For the latest information and updates on the alert level restrictions visit covid19.govt.nz(link is external).

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