The National govt are raking in the money after dropping the speed level tolerance to 4 km/h over the December January period. The gallant gentlemen at the Taxpayers Union have calculated the lowered tolerance has generated a 4500 per cent increase in fines.
Minister of Police Michael Woodhouse will be getting a gold star from John Key for helping the govt’s books look better. The Taxpayer’s Union says-
“Given this extraordinary increase, motorists will be expecting the Police to demonstrate that road safety has been materially improved. A marginal benefit in terms of safety, risks accusations that this is as much about revenue gathering as law enforcement.”
“At a time when sexual assaults are increasing and crimes against property remain stubbornly high, the obligation is on the Police to show that this is the best use of their time.”
“Targeting drivers doing 6km/h over the speed limit certainly has an impact on the Government’s coffers, but the cause and effect must be shown in terms of actually saving lives.”
Well said guys, spot on and you’re doing a good job of holding these greedy grasping bastards to account.
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