Tauranga drivers can expect to see more Police out on the roads this week, while speed operation is carried out in the region.
The operation is running through to Sunday and will focus on monitoring driver speeds both urban and rural roads in the region, with some focus around schools.
Light vehicles, motorcycles and heavy motor vehicles will all be monitored in the operation.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says the operation is a timely reminder to be safe on the road.
“The reason for the operation is that Tauranga has a high urban speed issue, and it's about trying to bring speeds down because simply – the faster you go the bigger the mess.
“Around the urban areas are a lot of vulnerable road users, pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders.
“We're just trying to keep everyone safe out there and reinforce the need for people to keep their speeds down and adjust to the driving conditions.
“There's been a number of infringements issued for speed and the focus around speeds will continue for the rest of the week.”