Crown limousines have clocked more than enough kilometres to drive from Wellington to Auckland 5618 times in the past five years.
Information released under the Official Information Act reveals that the Government’s 34 chauffeur-driven cars clocked up 3.5 million kilometres during the past five years.
Drivers were also nabbed 19 times for speeding tickets. While individual drivers seemingly picked up the speeding fines, the Department of Internal Affairs confirmed all operating costs for crown limos were paid for by taxpayers.
So on average that is one speeding ticket every 185,000 kms. Remarkably low I would say.