Police are concerned following a recent trend of incidents where people have been seen throwing rocks or other items from motorway overbridges.
Police would like to remind those responsible that throwing any items from overbridges poses a serious risk to vehicles and their occupants.
There have been multiple incidents of this taking place recently on Auckland motorways.
Counties Manukau West Area Commander, Inspector Naila Hassan, says Police take this matter very seriously.
“Motorists deserve to feel safe on our roads.
This reckless behaviour from those involved is extremely dangerous and can potentially have fatal consequences,” says Inspector Hassan.
Those responsible could face charges of endangering transport under the Crimes Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment.
Inspector Hassan also urges motorists to be vigilant and to report to Police if they spot this type of activity taking place.
“If you notice anyone throwing or dropping items from overbridges or from the roadside, please contact 111 immediately.”Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post