Thursday, 22 August 2019

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Police says if you speed 1km over the limit this summer you will be stopped

Police says if you speed 1km over the limit this summer you will be stopped

The Police today announced a commitment to enforce speed limits throughout summer and beyond in an effort to keep our roads safe.

The Police’s message is clear - anything over the limit is speeding

If you’re over the speed limit, even if it’s 1km, expect to be stopped.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said, “Regardless of the cause of a crash, a vehicle's speed at the time of impact can be the difference between a close call or an agonising stay in hospital.

“Our message to drivers is simple: the numbers in the red circles on the side of the road are the maximum speed you can travel safely in good driving conditions.

“Police officers have the discretion to stop and ticket people driving at any speed over the limit every day of the year.”

ACC Manager of Motorist Injury Insurance Paul Gimblett said, “ACC is supporting Police with an advertising campaign calling on Kiwis not to speed.

“This is a sound investment, because we know slowing down takes a significant amount of the energy out of crashes forces.

“The faster you go, the worse your injuries will be.

“In 2012 - 2013, ACC received around 85 road injury claims a day over summer, that’s 85 families “impacted, a total of 7,500 people hurt on our roads and a huge cost to New Zealanders.

“That’s why we’re urging all Kiwis to stick to a safe speed and drive to the conditions.”

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