Gosche not up to speed on speeding tickets
"Transport Minister Mark Gosche was two years behind the
times with his recent announcement of a supposedly "new"
policy on speeding tickets, says National's Brian
"Last week Mr Gosche announced that: 'from next
month, anyone caught exceeding the speed limit by 10km/h or
more will get a speeding ticket'.
"But what he was
peddling as a new initiative is actually two years old. The
10km/h rule was approved by the Police Executive Council in
August 1998 meeting and sent in a directive to all staff on
2 November 1998, thus becoming police policy.
"It was also
published, in its entirety, in the March 1999 issue of the
New Zealand Driver magazine.
"If selling retreaded ideas
as his own is the best Mr Gosche can do, perhaps he should
consider a career as a used-car salesman.
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