The speedy top cop Cox
The Southern Motorway in Auckland was the scene of a police crackdown on speeding in January that aimed to reduce the number of fatalities on New Zealand roads. 5km/h over the limit meant a fine. Motorways are great multi lane havens for the quick and speedy motorist. Off duty police officers also use those motorways. The ONE News camera was on one of the patrol cars. Do we have to say more? His name is Ted Cox. He is a Superintendent in charge of hundreds of Auckland police officers, including the elite Armed Offenders Squad (AOS). In an unmarked police car and with a female passenger and on annual leave he was clocked doing 120 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. So a $120 ticket and 20 demerit points. Oh official police business. Gotta love that excuse. Following a vehicle of interest. Senior managers like Cox are desk bound. They don’t do anything let alone actually take action on the streets. They must clearly alert other police at the time if working in an operational role. Cox appealed and fought the fine. An external investigation followed in March costing taxpayers $8188. Cox ended up paying the fine before the investigations, but has not said why he finally did. Great role model Cox.