Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Police encouraged by positive results from road checkpoints

Police encouraged by positive results from road checkpoints

Central District Police along with their road safety partners from ACC, Horizons Regional Council Road Safety, Plunket, NZTA, and St John were out in force yesterday (Friday 21 December) evening reinforcing the message that Police are serious about road safety this holiday period.

Checkpoints were set up on State Highway 1 Sanson and Mangaweka, and State Highway 3 Midhurst, Taranaki. Drivers were breath tested, vehicle fitness examined, restraints checked, and child safety seats examined. Motorists were reminded that the speed tolerance has been reduced to 4km for the holiday period until 7 January 2013.

Central District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Dave White said: "It was great to see that the vast majority of motorists were driving well, had left home with plenty of time to complete their journey with rest stops, and were abiding to the speed limit. The feedback from those at checkpoints was that they were pleased to see the Police out enforcing the rules."

Out of the 2,885 vehicles stopped at the checkpoints, there was only a small number of infringement notices issued. No drivers were processed for drunk driving.

“Motorists driving through the Central North Island over the holiday period should expect to see Police out on the highway and to be stopped and issued infringements if they are offending. As part of our enforcement we are also using a fixed wing aircraft to monitor traffic flow over the long weekend,” said Inspector White.

“I want to thank those motorists who co-operated with police staff at the checkpoints.

“Remember we all have a part to play in road safety, drive to survive.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Anne Tolley’s
Callous Folly

Years ago, I remember someone in the Heath Ministry telling me off the record that regulatory oversight in this country largely consisted in ‘waiting for something to turn green or fall off somebody’ before the authorities would swing into action...

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news