Here it is again, the issue that won't go away.
Ticket targets set for each traffic officer per year:
* 560 speeding.
* 130 alcohol.
* 110 restraints.
* 220 dangerous/careless.
* 400 high-risk driving.
"It's simply because a number of people like to speed and they don't like to be sanctioned for it. We've got to remember that the only people who get the tickets are the people who offend."
Yes, I got one recently and it was particularly galling as I spend half my driving life staring at the spedo. No credit for that of course. My ticket was for 61km/h. Disgusting. There is plenty of evidence that this clear policy.
A spokesman for Police Minister Annette King said she had made it clear two years ago she didn't support quotas.
"She believes that police should be policing high-risk areas, dangerous roads where there's lots of accidents ... and obviously alcohol offences."
My ticket was on a quiet residential street only a few months ago. Can I get a refund now? A little more honesty would do police credibiilty a lot of good. This issue is the main reason why police are viewed with growing suspicion by people who should be their greatest fans. It would be very easy to fix.