An incident of reckless driving captured on film near the Tauranga Eastern Link has sparked a safety reminder from police.
In the video uploaded to YouTube, a vehicle is seen cutting in front of another vehicle and driving at excessive speeds near the Papamoa entry to the Tauranga Eastern Link.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says while he is unable to comment on the individual incident itself, it is a good example of why drivers should be cautious on roads.
“I encourage anybody who is changing lanes, at any stage, to make sure the way is clear and not to cut any other vehicles off,” says Ian
“That sort of behaviour puts everybody at risk. Drivers need to take care.
He says police are always happy to receive driving complaints from members of the public.
“Public can report any driving complaints through *555 or by visiting any police station and we will investigate those further.”
The incident comes after a proposal to change the TEL speed limit to 110 km/h which went out for public consultation at the end of September and is now up for review.
If implemented, the new speed limit will be in operation on the tolled section of the Tauranga Eastern Link and the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway before the end of 2017.