Do you sometimes drive a few kms over the speed limit? Road police have scrapped their speed buffer on Kiwi roads in favour of a no tolerance approach.
All motorists edging over the limit at any time of the year can now expect to be pulled over and possibly fined, national road policing manager Acting Superintendent Gini Welch confirmed on Friday.
It brings an end to a long-standing convention that law enforcement would let minor speeding breaches slide.
“We don’t have a threshold,” Welch told Stuff, “we don’t have anything other than the speed limit.
Previously, besides zero tolerance long weekends, it was understood police could exercise discretion up to 10kmh over the speed limit.
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