"Transport Minister Mark Gosche was two years behind the times with his recent announcement of a supposedly "new" policy
on speeding tickets, says National's Brian Neeson.
"Last week Mr Gosche announced that: 'from next month, anyone caught exceeding the speed limit by 10km/h or more will
get a speeding ticket'.
"But what he was peddling as a new initiative is actually two years old. The 10km/h rule was approved by the Police
Executive Council in August 1998 meeting and sent in a directive to all staff on 2 November 1998, thus becoming police
"It was also published, in its entirety, in the March 1999 issue of the New Zealand Driver magazine.
"If selling retreaded ideas as his own is the best Mr Gosche can do, perhaps he should consider a career as a used-car