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Police will target speeding drivers this Easter

Police will target speeding drivers this Easter


Police are warning motorists that this Easter they will be targeting speeding, from the low level to excessive speeds along with other major causes of road trauma. Police know stopping motorists who go over the speed limit will go a long way to reducing avoidable deaths and injuries on our roads said Jon White, CEO of ANZPAA, the agency that serves Police Commissioners in both countries.

Jon White was speaking out today in support of Operation Crossroads which aims to reduce death and injury on our roads. The operation to be held over 17-21 April 2014, will target unsafe and illegal behaviours which lead to road trauma over this holiday period.

“It is disappointing that some people consider getting caught just above the speed limits as ‘unlucky’. Road safety research has shown that speeds up to 15km/h over the speed limit contribute to a large proportion of serious injuries. So while we think speeding at this range is not as risky, it’s more common which increases the likelihood of accidents.

“The simple message is that road users need to respect the speed limits on our roads. That is, the speed limit is the absolute maximum you should go. Go above it and you are not only breaking the law, but you are also putting yourself and others at risk,” says Mr White.

Operation Crossroads coincides with the official Easter Road Toll counting period. Both campaigns conclude on 21 April 2014. The operation also supports the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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