Speeders will be on Enforcement’s radar for the month of April, as part of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program.
Officers will be watching for racing, stunt driving and excessive speeding.
Sergeant Ross Gear says, a driver’s reaction time can be significantly delayed, even if they are only going ten kilometres above the limit.
“Speed also contributes to the loss of control of a vehicle. Higher speeds make it harder to maneuver a vehicle, especially on corners, curves or where they say slower action is required. Even exceeding the speed limit by a lower margin can make a considerable impact.”
He adds, speed should always be adjusted to suit changing weather conditions.
“In good conditions, a vehicle travelling at 50 kilometres an hour, is able to safely break for a pedestrian in 29 meters. A vehicle travelling at 60 kilometres an hour would strike the same pedestrian at 44 kilometres an hour.”
Gear says, speeding is one of the leading contributors to accidents.