News | Motoring
29 May 2022 19:55
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Motoring

    Distracted drivers are being called out in the South

    Distracted drivers are being called out in the South


    An officer parked visibly in a marked car issued 23 infringements for phone use while driving, in less than eight hours on Queenstown's Gorge Road yesterday.

    Road Policing Manager, Senior Sergeant Sarah Thorn, says it really highlights the level of distraction.

    She says four infringements were also given for not wearing seatbelts, and two for speeding.

    In 2020, distraction was a factor in 23 deaths and 125 serious injuries on New Zealand roads.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Motoring News
     29 May: COVID-19 deaths are rising again across the Tasman
     28 May: Auckland drivers are facing heavy delays, following a crash on the Southern Motorway heading into the city
     27 May: Everything you need to know ahead of the F1 Monaco Grand Prix
     26 May: Two people have been seriously hurt, after a car and truck collided on Hamilton's Kahikatea Drive
     25 May: Police have been called to five shootings in Auckland overnight -- including four in less than an hour
     24 May: A driver appears to have had a lucky escape, after flipping a vehicle in Christchurch last night
     24 May: From today, three cameras in Auckland will capture images of drivers - looking for mobile phone users
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The Blues are all business as they head into the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs as top seed, and unbeaten in their last 13 games More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Pain at the pump is only set to get worse - as the cost of importing fuel hits a record high More...



     Today's News

    Sailing:
    The New Zealand women's K4 500 crew of Lisa Carrington, Alicia Hoskin, Olivia Brett and Tara Vaughan have won silver at the Canoe Sprint World Cup regatta in Poznan in Poland 19:00

    Law and Order:
    ACT's Justice spokesperson says there is no room for 'softly-softly' on the back of recent gang-related shootings in Auckland 18:30

    International:
    US 'remains concerned' over UN human rights chief's visit to China over lack of transparency over Xinjiang 18:10

    Tennis:
    The fourth round of the French Open gets underway later tonight 18:00

    Netball:
    Another riveting extra time contest in netball's ANZ Premiership 17:50

    International:
    Players waiting in the wings to bolster female AFLW coaching ranks 17:40

    International:
    North Korea moves to soften restrictions amid outside doubts over COVID-19 counts 17:30

    Rugby League:
    Warriors captain Tohu Harris is adamant their off-field dramas played no part in their 24-16 NRL loss to the Newcastle Knights 17:30

    Accident and Emergency:
    There's been a collision between a motorbike and a car at Omokoroa, in Bay of Plenty 16:50

    International:
    Volunteers race to evacuate elderly, ill and Ukrainians with disability from the country's east as Russian forces advance 16:00


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd