Auckland’s motorway network: Over a million vehicles per day driving 900 kilometres of lanes.
Keeping the masses moving and safe are the Motorway Patrol.
Hit the tarmac for another season with the familiar faces of the motorway police who’ve seen every kind of crazy, and the new motorway officers who are just discovering what drivers are capable of. This series there’s no shortage of drunk, distracted, careless, and clueless people getting themselves into situations that are stranger than fiction and dangerous, too.
The ATOC motorway cameras are watching and recording the shocking moments of impact and mindless manoeuvres. They give a referee’s view of the accidents, sorting out the drivers who conveniently forget or stretch the truth.
There’s carnage when a drunk driver goes sideways across the Harbour Bridge and rubber-neckers get in on the accident action. Two shining examples show why the Waterview tunnel is not the place to bang a u-turn, or to park your car. A pursuit of runaway bikers leads to a take-down tackle in the suburbs. Dodgy modifications on a car are slowly poisoning the driver with carbon monoxide. We have the truckie who shuts down the North Western when he turns his ride into mangled metal.
Ride along again as the Motorway Patrol tackle motorway mahem.
In 2019 we celebrated Motorway Patrol’s 20TH birthday and we celebrated that birthday with a look back at everything from crashes and smashes, brawls and drunks to the many laugh-out-loud moments that have made the show a national institution. Check it out