23 Jan 2018

Police funding cuts and our road toll

From The Panel, 4:47 pm on 23 January 2018

The Police Association says there's a link between cuts to police funding over the years and the rise in the country's road toll. Nearly 100 dedicated police roles have been done away with in five years, as the road toll has soared by 50 percent. There are still more than 100 policing vacancies. We look at how the two are related and what this means for the government's plan to boost police numbers. Actor and regular panelist Peter Elliott joins the programme to discuss his latest venture on the roads - riding his motorcycle across the country.

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Photo: Supplied / NZ Police