Police tightening up on school drivers

A back to school campaign will launch in the Western Bay of Plenty in week one of term one. File photo.

Tauranga drivers are soon to be under the spotlight as police tighten up on speed around Western Bay of Plenty schools.

Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says a campaign is set to begin in the first week of term one.

“We are running our back to school campaign targeting speed outside of schools in the Western Bay of Plenty.

“Police will be mainly outside of primary schools as this is where we have young children who are newly starting out.

“With everyone adjusting back into their day-to-day routines, we are wanting to send out a reminder drivers who may have forgotten some of the road rules over the break.”

He says drivers need to exercise additional care while driving near schools.


golly gosh

Posted on 16-01-2018 20:28 | By old trucker

its all about kids, GOSH we are wrapping them in cotton wool these days, have the Police nothing else better to do than this, catching joe bloggs doing a few ks over is sick, that school opp,. racecourse is a blinkin problem, WHY dont the school BUY the horse paddock and have a drop off zone there instead of dropping little Tommy and Mary out on the road side, there would be one entrance and exit and it would run safely and have NO CARS on Cameron rd im SURE THIS idea would work,But Hangon, you need a BRAIN for this ay TCC, surely someone would have thought of this,NO only when reading this.anyway Sunlive, Thankyou,10-4 out.phew.

...and don’t forget

Posted on 16-01-2018 10:26 | By comfortablynumb

20 kph max around a school bus

Try this

Posted on 16-01-2018 02:06 | By Capt_Kaveman

put permanent cameras at schools and free up police to look for bad drivers full stop

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