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    Default Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    ... come in every shape and size.

    I think it was Minhinnick (?) who coined this a few years gone ...

    Here's the 2020 take:

    "Unmarked vehicles to help put the brakes on risky driving"

    People are still dying on New Zealand roads.

    New Zealand Police wants to reduce the loss of life and the harm caused to people involved in crashes, and to the families left behind without their loved ones.
    “A new fleet of unmarked vehicles will support our ability to prevent deaths and injuries on the road,” says Acting National Manager for Road Policing, Inspector Peter McKennie.
    “Our officers are out there patrolling the roads every day in an attempt to stop people being killed or injured.

    They are visible across the country in our marked cars, and some are also working in unmarked patrol vehicles, all having a significant impact on making New Zealand roads safer.

    “Unmarked vehicles are particularly effective in detecting high risk behaviours such as driving while not wearing seatbelts, driving while impaired, driving distracted, and travelling at unsafe speeds.

    “We know that speed has the biggest impact on the outcome of a crash – whether you walk away, or are carried away.
    “That is why we unapologetically continue to focus on stopping people speeding on the roads.”

    Over the next three months, motorists will start seeing unmarked Holden Equinox vehicles patrolling the roads in their area, with a total of 24 unmarked vehicles being used to deter risky driving.

    The vehicles will come in a range of colours, so will blend in with any other car on the road. This means motorists should be mindful that any other car driving around them could be a Police vehicle.


    “Police is committed to reducing the number of people being killed or injured on the roads.

    Too many people are losing their lives, and the unmarked vehicles will encourage people to think twice about engaging in risky driving behaviour.

    We want motorists to be conscious about driving safely at all times, expecting there to be a Police presence on the roads, anytime, anywhere.

    “The vast majority of road users simply want to get through their journeys safely. These vehicles increase our ability to ensure that by enabling Police to more effectively deter, detect and apprehend those who put people’s safety at risk, including those who habitually drive in an unsafe manner but modify their driving in the presence of marked Police vehicles.”

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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    motorists will start seeing unmarked Holden Equinox vehicles patrolling the roads in their area
    By 'area' we mean motorways and at the end of passing lanes.

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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    And? Doesn't interest me at all. I don't speed so don't care. Hopefully they’ll catch the ******s screaming past me doing wheelies, that happens all the time here.
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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    "a total of 24 unmarked vehicles"

    across all of NZ.
    Chances are you'll never come in contact with them. Ever . Wont make any real difference at all.

    If serious
    make everyone resit their licence every 5 years . Get drivers skill & knowledge back to where they should be
    Do something about red light runners (very common in the CBD)
    Have more police presence in high risk areas
    Put speed cam in high risk areas
    Put median barriers on high risk roads
    Have more booze busting checkpoints (its actually unlikely you get caught)
    Follow up when we report bad drivers

    Make people resist their license for any minor offense , incl cellphones , headphones , parking illegally etc .

    Dont have revenue gathering as an objective .
    Dont hammer someone for being 5kmh over the speed limit

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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    Yeah, between South Auckland, Flaxmere and Hamilton there will be none left over for the rest of us.

    I'd like a few on the Central Otago roads.

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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    These wouldn't be black by any chance?? The old SWAT teams vehicles..
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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    A few years ago now there was a Cop who patrolled the Bruce Highway in Australia's Sunshine Coast area driving a green Toyota Ute with a ladder on the back.

    He would actually Goon Bait other drivers, then take his hat from the passenger seat, turn on the siren, write out a ticket.

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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    black
    You can't say that anymore.

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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    Ideal vehicles for entrapment on Passing Lanes or Duel carriage ways like what is happening in Aussie at the moment

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTcu9PljGEE

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    Default Re: Traffic Officers in disguise ...

    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    You can't say that anymore.
    Oh no. Then Black Cars don't matter?
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