29 Nov 2018

Dunedin police slam speedy motorists

12:43 pm on 29 November 2018

Dunedin police have slammed the driving of some motorists after clocking a man going 184km/h.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

During an hour-long speed operation yesterday, Dunedin police caught 15 motorists over the 100km/h limit on the city's Southern Motorway.

Among them was one man travelling 184km/h and another motorist driving 130kmh on a space-saver spare tyre, designed to only do 80km/h.

Acting Inspector Craig Dinnissen slammed such behaviour.

"That's not only putting yourself at risk, but every other road user at immense risk," he said.

"It's not acceptable. We don't want to be telling someone before Christmas that [a loved one has died] doing something so asinine, and it's not going to get you anywhere any faster."

Both motorists would likely face court action for their driving, he said.

Police also fined dozens of motorists who were caught for cellphone and seatbelt offences in other checkpoints in the city yesterday.

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