A driver doing more than 200km/h on the Waikato Expressway was one of 11 drivers busted speeding on the highway.
“Our Waikato roads can be safe but it is a challenge for us to keep them safe when we have speed statistics that just defy logic,” says a post on the Waikato Police Facebook Page.
“Speaking to one of our highway patrol staff, he tells me that he had clocked 11 drivers doing speeds in excess of 130 km/h.”
The maximum speed clocked on the expressway was more than 200 km/h by a car travelling south to Hamilton.
“This was a professional man in his late 30's from Auckland and while the officer was speaking to the driver his radar locked onto another car travelling in the opposite direction at a speed of 184 km/h.
A Huntly unit got that driver who was a forbidden driver so his car was impounded.
Both of these drivers are now suspended from driving for 28 days and will be facing hefty fines in court one day.
“Come on drivers! These speeds lead to crashes which means injury and death. You don't want to be that person and you don't want us turning up at your family home with that sort of bad news.”