Kapiti Police say they’ll be focusing on road policing over Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Senior Seregeant Anita Dixon, Kapiti’s Area Response Manager, says:
“The message we want the public to hear is to ‘Make it to Monday’ by following three simple steps: Slow down, stop a mate driving drunk and buckle your safety belt!”
She says that so far there have been 22 more deaths on New Zealand roads this year than the same time last year.
“Almost all of these were preventable and often involved inappropriate speed, drink driving and failure to wear safety belts,” Senior Sgt Dixon says.
And she adds: “There will be a reduced 4 km/hr speed threshold enforced from 1600 hours on Friday, May 30th, through until 0600 hours on Tuesday, June the 3rd.”