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Bay of Plenty

Excuses, excuses: New Police campaign no laughing matter

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When it comes to speeding our Road Policing officers have heard it all, literally.

From stuck jandals to stressed out dogs, lead foot motorists have tried just about every excuse in the book to get out of a speeding fine.

Summer’s here which means more people travelling on the roads, and as part of our continued effort to save lives on our roads we once again remind drivers there is no excuse to speed.

Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager, Inspector Logan Marsh, wants people to realise there is a consequence to their action.

“We’ve already had 29 people die on Bay of Plenty roads this year. Our people see the impact of that on families and communities. We don’t want any more.

“In a crash, even when you’re not at fault, speed remains the single biggest factor in whether you and your passengers walk away or are carried away.

“Every opportunity you take to reduce your speed, even by a fraction, has the potential to make a huge difference to safety on our roads for everybody,” he says.

“It’s simple: less speed means less harm.”

Police will continue to be out on our roads focusing on prevention and enforcement, but we need all road users to share the responsibility of safety whenever and wherever you are travelling.

“We want you to get to your destination, so slow down, drive to the speed limit and drive to the conditions. And know that you can expect to see Police out on the roads – anytime and anywhere.”

NZ Police wants everyone to have a happy and safe holiday - NO EXCUSES.


Holly McKay/NZ Police