Reasons for reducing speeding threshold until the end of January 2016

D. J. I. Ross made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: D. J. I. Ross

Dear Ministry of Justice,

This is a request for information, made under the provisions of ss4
and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I therefore
would like the following information;

1. Documentation regarding the reasons behind the reduction of the speeding threshold to 4kph between 1st December, 2015 and the 31st January, 2016.

2. Were potential revenue changes from this reduction in tolerance considered and, if so;

3. Did an increase in revenue gathered play a role in this decision?

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Yours faithfully,

D. J. I. Ross

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Thomas Roberts left an annotation ()

This would be a Police question?

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Good afternoon
Please find attached a letter advising of the transfer of your OIA request.

Official Correspondence Advisor
Official Correspondence Team

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Dear D J I Ross


Please find attached the New Zealand Police response to your Official
Information Act request.


Yours sincerely


[1]New Zealand Judit Berta
Police Logo Information Officer | Road Policing Support
E   [2][email address]
Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth Street,
Wellington, [3]





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