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

 


Encouraging Results From Month Of Motorcycles


Encouraging Results From Month Of Motorcycles


The majority of motorcyclists stopped during the Month of Motorcycles campaign were responsible road users and not one was identified as being over the drink drive limit which Central District Police say is an encouraging result.

The Month of Motorcycles campaign ran from 20 November 2013 to 20 December 2013 in Central District, during which time Police proactively engaged with motorcycle and moped riders with a focus on vehicle conditions, safety equipment, clothing, licences, rider behaviour, and legal compliance.

A total of 312 checkpoints across the District ran throughout this period and during this time 612 motorcyclists were stopped.

"Overall we were pleased with motorcyclists' attitudes regarding riding to the conditions, motorcycle condition, and driver licensing, says Senior Sergeant Kris Burbery, officer in charge of Central District Highway Patrol.

"Out of the 612 stopped, not one was found to be riding over the drink drive limit and I want to thank these motorcyclists for being responsible and considerate road users.

"The majority of motorcyclists are road safety conscious and while I commend them for their efforts in helping Police keep the roads safe, there are still a small minority that are exceeding speed limits and not adhering to their licence conditions.

"If you are identified riding your motorcycle on an incorrect licence, or exceeding the speed limit you can expect to receive an infringement."

116 infringements were issued during the campaign; 46 for exceeding the speed limit, 31 for not adhering to licence conditions, 30 for unsatisfactory motorcycle condition, and 9 for other traffic-related offences.

Two motorcycles were also impounded and four motorcyclists were forbidden to drive.

"I want to take this opportunity to also remind motorcyclists to wear high visibility gear and ensure your bike is up to riding standard before you embark on a journey."

The risk of a motorcyclist being killed or seriously injured in a crash is about 18 times higher than for a car driver.

"Motorcyclists are very vulnerable and we urge all motorcyclists and motorists to please take care on our roads and ensure they remain alert and aware of their conditions and surroundings.

"The messages are simple and whether you get behind a wheel or handlebars they are the same.

"Remember to watch your speed and following distance, seatbelts are not optional so always buckle up, wear a helmet on your motorcycle, take a break if you’re tired, and never drink and drive or ride," says Senior Sergeant Burbery.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: "For the second time in a week, international assessments show we have a problem... We need to put more resources into schools in high poverty communities to ensure all kids get the support they need."

New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

 

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

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>>

ALSO:

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:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news