NZ police want to start penalizing those punishingly slow drivers on our roads

News 08/11/2018

There's nothing that triggers our road rage more than a ridiculously slow driver, cruising obnoxiously under the speed limit and causing a massive queue of cars. We're talkin' 50km/h in an 80km/h zone. There's one word for it, just absolute MARES.

Unfortunately for some of us, you get so annoyed that your only option is to overtake, and this may not always actually be the safest option available to us.

Well, stress no more, as the NZ Police have expressed they are now wanting to take action against these drivers.

Stuff spoke with Tasman road policing leader Grant Andrews, who explained slow/incosiderate drivers are an issue all year round, but over holiday periods it's particularly accentuated. 

"It's about making people aware," Andrews said. "The problem with impeding the [traffic] flow is people tend to make crazy decisions to overtake in areas where you wouldn't ... even sometimes on yellow lines."

Look behind you [and if] there's 20 cars and there's been provision for you to pull in and let these people pass safely, do so.


$150 fines and loss of 20 demerit points could be in store for slow drivers who don't let other motorists pass, or refuse to move into slow vehicle bays.

We're all about this.