Motorists caught out in road safety police check

MICHELLE SUTTON
Last updated 13:00 21/08/2012

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A police road safety campaign at the weekend led to 40 drivers ticketed in Nelson for vehicle and motorcycle offences.

The traffic safety campaign by police was carried out at checkpoints across the district, checking motorists were driving roadworthy vehicles within the conditions of their licence.

Police caught a disqualified driver and issued numerous tickets for warrant of fitness and registration breaches. Some motorists were given compliance notices, allowing them time to get their vehicle licensed.

More than 100 motorcycles in total were also stopped and two of those were put off the road for excess noise.


Four motorcyclists were also given roadside suspensions for breaching the conditions of their licence by riding bikes over 250cc.

One motorcyclist also had to phone home for a regulation helmet before being able to ride on.


Police caught a disqualified driver and issued numerous tickets for warrant of fitness and registration breaches.


Senior Sergeant Grant Andrews said it was disappointing so many people had been ticketed.


"Road checkpoints are not just about checking for alcohol. Operating a roadworthy vehicle and keeping to the conditions of your licence are both safety issues.


‘‘People need to ensure they are operating legally as our tolerance for repeat offending in these instances is very low."

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