More speed cameras, lower speed limits: a recipe for revenue
12 JUNE 2019
The combined effect of separate proposals
to lower speed limits and install more speed cameras (with higher
fines) will be to suck motorists dry, says the New
Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.
Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “A wide net of
speed cameras enforcing significantly cut speed limits will
result in a huge number of Kiwis being swept up in the net
“And the fact the Speed Reference
Group referred to Sweden as a potential model should give
motorists the jeebies. In Sweden, fines are four times
higher than New Zealand. Under these proposals we could see
someone fined $320 for driving 40 kilometers per hour
through town. That’s cruel.”
might not call it a tax, but the ultimate result is the
same: the Government’s coffers are swollen at the expense
of decent New
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