Riders try to evade checks

Thursday November 02, 2017 Written by Published in Local

Several motorcyclists were noticed attempting to hide from police on Tuesday morning as officers conducted a traffic stop check in Taputapuatea near Raro Records.

 

The check for driving and vehicle documentation compliance created a lengthy queue of school and work-bound motorists, stretching from town through Tupapa to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Police media liaison officer Trevor Pitt said the check resulted in 17 minor offence notices being issued to drivers for a variety of infringements, including failing to wear motorcycle safety helmets and failure to maintain vehicle warrants and registration.

“Officers also conducted traffic checkpoints later in the day today, yielding a further nine offence notices for speeding and other failures to abide by the law. That’s 26 fines issued for drivers, who ignore the road rules, and law.”

Pitt says the police service is maintaining a vigilant watch over the road for the sake of everyone’s safety.

“Motorcyclists trying to avoid police officers conducting road checks are taking unnecessary risks.”

            - Release

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