Police disappointed in motorists speeding near school
Marlborough Police disappointed in motorists speeding near
Marlborough Police are extremely disappointed with
the number of motorists detected speeding outside
Marlborough Girls' College during a recent road policing
operation on Nelson Street, Blenheim.
notices were issued to motorists in just four hours on
Tuesday, 5 November.
"This is an incredibly disappointing
result," says Senior Sergeant Peter Payne, Marlborough
"Even small increases in speed result
in a much greater increase in your stopping distance. That
can mean the difference between life and death for
pedestrians, so it's vital that drivers slow down around
Marlborough Police will continue to run road
policing operations throughout November, focused on safe
driving around schools.
"Motorists need to be driving at a
speed and in a manner that enables them to respond safely to
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