|Forklift booked for doing 119km/h|
January 14, 2009 05:53am
A FORKLIFT has been booked for speeding at 119km/h on a New Zealand highway.
The machine, owned by business Lindsay Carrying in Invercargill, has a top speed of just 19km/h and has never been more than a "block and a half" from the depot.
But police issued a speeding notice asking the company to name its driver after it was supposedly clocked on State Highway 1 at Waikanae.
Assistant manager Shelley Kempton told the Southland Times: "I knew that registration number so I went out and walked around all the vehicles."
"Then I realised ... I nearly wet myself laughing.
"It would have been a very cold trip to Waikanae on that."
Police told the Southland Times the speeding notice could be disregarded.
"That's sweet. It (the speeding vehicle) was a Toyota," Constable Robin Luijk said.