Total number of speeding tickets < 9km/h over limit
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From: Barry Murphy
Dear New Zealand Police,
Up until recent times, it has been understood that there is a tolerance of 9km/h above the speed limit. I recall many times when police would advertise certain long weekends that the tolerance was exempt for those long weekends and people would be fined for any speeding.
It is my understanding that by changing the wheel size on your car, from say 17" to 22" this can vary the speed on your odometer, I have no idea by what value, but I learnt this from a police officer actually.
My wife recently obtained a speeding ticket for going 6km/h over the speed limit and her mum (my mother in law) received one for going 4km/h over the speed limit.
1./ How many speeding tickets have been issued over the last 10 years in the following categories for each year. (see next question for example asking for each individual year break down).
Exceeding the speed limit fixed by not more than 10 km/h 10
Exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 km/h but not more than 20 km/h 20
Exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 km/h but not more than 30 km/h 35
Exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 km/h but not more than 35 km/h 40
2./ How many speeding tickets have been issued in the last 10 years (by year) for less than 10km/h, for example:
5 tickets where the vehicle was 4km/h over the limit
10 tickets where the vehicle was 5km/h over the limit
15tickets where the vehicle was 6km/h over the limit
2 tickets where the vehicle was 4km/h over the limit
3 tickets where the vehicle was 5km/h over the limit
4 tickets where the vehicle was 6km/h over the limit
3./ How many fines for each year in the last 10 years have people been ticketed for not going the posted speed limit, please also provide grouping by travelled speed if available.
From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police
Tēnā koe Barry
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request below, received by Police on 29 September 2022.
Your reference number is IR-01-22-2992.
You can expect a response to your request on or before 28 October 2022 unless an extension is needed.
Police National Headquarters
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From: HOBMAN-KENNEDY, Dylan
New Zealand Police
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