Low Speeding Infringements For Kapiti

June 26, 2019


According to New Zealand Police data analysis the Wellington region (including the Hutt Valley, Kapiti-Mana, and the Wairarapa) has the lowest number of combined speeding infringements per capita at 0.34.


GPS fleet management firm Teletrac Navman analysed data from mobile speed camera infringements and speeding tickets, which showed the worst district for speedsters was Tasman - including the Nelson Bays, the West Coast and Marlborough. 


Static Camera-issued speed offences were not included in the data, as the police say it's likely drivers know the location of these cameras and slow down accordingly.


Teletrac Navman Solutions Specialist and ex-police officer Chris L’Ecluse says his firm analysed the data and developed the infographic to highlight the issue of speeding, and it's clear that New Zealanders all over the country need to slow down on the roads.


L'Ecluse said when he was a police officer the worst part of his job was knocking on people’s door to tell them their loved one had died in a road collision. 


Ministry of Transport data shows that speed, defined as driving too fast for the conditions, is a contributing factor in around one third of all fatal crashes. 


Average deaths per day over last 10 years has reached around 0.9, or about one person per day, therefore, approximately one person loses their life on New Zealand roads every three days due to driver speed.





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