'Zero-tolerance' policy to be evaluated

Police will evaluate the weekend's "zero-tolerance" trial policy on speed before deciding to extend it or apply it again.

All drivers caught travelling more than 4km/h over the posted permanent speed limit were to be ticketed over Queen's Birthday weekend, which saw only one death on the roads - the lowest road toll for a holiday weekend in over 50 years.
"One death on the road is one death too many but it's a hell of a lot better than 10 so that's a good thing."
Ms Rose said drivers took up the challenge and self-policed their own speed, which was the aim of the blitz.

"We don't want to catch people, we want people to choose to do the right thing. On this weekend we have had a lot of people making some really good choices."

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