NZTA staff caught speeding over 140km/h

  • 13/08/2015
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Road safety campaigners have slammed the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) after staff were caught speeding thousands of times in agency vehicles.

Over a nine-month period, there were more than 200,000 incidents of speeding and 8,000 cases where the drivers, all employees of NZTA, drove faster than 111km/h. 

At the higher end, eight people were caught driving more than 140km/h - not exactly glittering news for an outfit that promotes road safety.

NZTA chief executive Geoff Dangerfield told Paul Henry this morning that he doesn't speed and that he tries to live with the "values that we're promoting as a transport agency".

"I'm deeply disappointed with my staff and with what this has revealed."

Watch the video for the full interview.