A police handheld laser camera shows the speed at which one
motorist was clocked yesterday. Photo by NZ Police.
A Dunedin driver took on a police handheld laser camera -
As part of an operation focusing on poor driving behaviour in
Dunedin, police turned their attention - and cameras - on
speeding drivers yesterday.
Inspector Mel Aitken said that within 35 minutes, 34 notices
were issued, including 25 for excessive speed.
''It is shocking,'' Insp Aitken said.
The operation, which targeted motorists heading northwards on
the Southern Motorway towards the Barnes Dr intersection,
included one motorist nabbed speeding at 150kmh in an 80kmh
Insp Aitken said the male driver had stopped at the
intersection, but when the lights changed he ''floored it''.
He was stopped by a police patrol on Andersons Bay Rd, where
he ''made some remark that he had might have been doing
His vehicle was impounded, his driver licence suspended, and
he was also charged with unnecessary exhibition of speed.
Insp Aitken said the intersection had been the scene of
several serious and fatal crashes in recent years.
''It is a high-risk intersection and despite the roadworks
and the fact crashes occur there, people blatantly ignore the
Police would continue to target dodgy driving around Dunedin,
''We are basically going hard. We are doing it here there and