Police target road speedsters

SPEEDS on some of Gisborne’s arterial roads have alarmed police, who have seen some drivers put the lives of others at risk with speeds more than twice the city limit.

Drivers have been clocked at up to 106kmh in a 50kmh zone.

“We are concerned about the results from a recent operation that targeted speeding motorists on the city’s main roads,” said Sergeant Dean Plowman.

“We were very disappointed to find some putting the lives of others at risk.”

Sgt Plowman said a number of tickets were issued.

“The high speeds detected were of real concern.

“We had one motorist stopped after his speed was checked at 106kmh in a 50kmh area and another at 99kmh.

“We also stopped one driver doing 122kmh in an 80kmh area, while under the influence of alcohol.”

Sgt Plowman said that type of driving was “crazy” and placed the lives of not only the driver and passengers at risk, but any other road users.

“It will not be tolerated and we warn motorists accordingly.

“The actions of this small group of people can have an enormous impact on so many lives and we need them to slow down and think about the consequences of their driving.”

Operations targeting these drivers will increase into the summer months.

“With the road toll already too high, we need people to listen to the message that speed kills.

“Slow down and get where you are going safely. Any death on our roads is one too many.

“Those who choose to speed need to be aware we will be out there at all times of the day and night waiting for them,” Sgt Plowman said.

“As always, we cannot do this alone.

“So we want the public to call us and report unsafe driving. By letting us know, you might just save someone’s life.”

The driver caught doing 106kmh in the 50kmh area will appear in Gisborne District Court later this month.

SPEEDS on some of Gisborne’s arterial roads have alarmed police, who have seen some drivers put the lives of others at risk with speeds more than twice the city limit.

Drivers have been clocked at up to 106kmh in a 50kmh zone.

“We are concerned about the results from a recent operation that targeted speeding motorists on the city’s main roads,” said Sergeant Dean Plowman.

“We were very disappointed to find some putting the lives of others at risk.”

Sgt Plowman said a number of tickets were issued.

“The high speeds detected were of real concern.

“We had one motorist stopped after his speed was checked at 106kmh in a 50kmh area and another at 99kmh.

“We also stopped one driver doing 122kmh in an 80kmh area, while under the influence of alcohol.”

Sgt Plowman said that type of driving was “crazy” and placed the lives of not only the driver and passengers at risk, but any other road users.

“It will not be tolerated and we warn motorists accordingly.

“The actions of this small group of people can have an enormous impact on so many lives and we need them to slow down and think about the consequences of their driving.”

Operations targeting these drivers will increase into the summer months.

“With the road toll already too high, we need people to listen to the message that speed kills.

“Slow down and get where you are going safely. Any death on our roads is one too many.

“Those who choose to speed need to be aware we will be out there at all times of the day and night waiting for them,” Sgt Plowman said.

“As always, we cannot do this alone.

“So we want the public to call us and report unsafe driving. By letting us know, you might just save someone’s life.”

The driver caught doing 106kmh in the 50kmh area will appear in Gisborne District Court later this month.

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