Just a bit of a public service notice I guess, but the Police are implementing their reduced 4 km/h tolerance for this Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Officials are aiming for another fatality-free Queen’s Birthday weekend on the roads and police are warning motorists they will be enforcing stricter speed tolerances and breath-testing just about everybody they stop.
The “Make it to Monday” campaign was launched in Wellington this week, and 254 pairs of shoes were displayed to represent the 254 road deaths in 2013.
Despite 64 injury-causing crashes, no one died on the roads during last year’s Queen’s Birthday Weekend, which road safety agencies are asking all road users to once again strive for.
“Buckling your safety belt, driving at a safe speed and not drinking and driving are three of the most basic, life-saving choices that every motorist has the power to make this Queen’s Birthday weekend,” said road policing Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff.
Already this year, crashes have claimed the lives of 125 people – 24 more than at the same time last year.
In the vast majority of cases, alcohol, speed and not wearing safety belts were factors. Read more »