238 drivers pinged in three hours outside Masterton primary school

Solway Primary School on Ngaumutara Rd, Masterton
Solway Primary School on Ngaumutara Rd, Masterton Photo credit: Google Maps

Police in Wellington are reminding drivers to watch their speed around schools.

On June 14, a speed camera van sat outside Solway Primary School on Ngaumutara Rd, Masterton for three hours during the morning drop off period.

During that time, 1064 vehicles passed the camera, with 238 - more than one in five of them - violating speed limits.

Police say this is unacceptable in an area where children are getting out of cars at the road side.

"It's really disappointing that people still continue to speed around schools putting children at risk," said Senior Sergeant Simon de Wit.

"We need to do everything we can to safeguard our tamariki as they walk or cycle to school - and that means slowing down."

According to the New Zealand Transport Agency, the maximum safe speed limit in a school zone is 40km/h.

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