Safe-driving campaign

Motorists are being reminded to drive safely, following an operation on Monday.

Eastern Bay Police conducted the safe-driving campaign on State Highway 30 in Whakatane, targeting the two roundabouts intersecting with Keepa Road and Gateway Drive.

26 infringement notices were issued for a number of offences including mobile phone use, failing to give way at a roundabout, failing to stay within one's own lane and not using a seatbelt.

Road Policing Unit Head Sergeant Ray Wylie says the operation comes following a number of complaints from members of the public.

Emma Griffiths