The Western Bay of Plenty road policing team conducted a speed campaign with a major emphasis on SH2 Tauranga to Katikati between the 17th and 23rd of this month.
Sergeant Mike Owen of the Western Bay of Plenty Highway Patrol said 186 motorists were apprehended for speeding during the campaign.
14 drivers were caught doing more than 20km/h over the speed limit, with the worst offender caught at double the speed limit travelling at 160km/h on Takitimu Drive.
"This is stupidity at its best. At this speed, your ability to react to an unforeseen hazard is severely comprised, you put yourself and other road users at extreme risk, it's just senseless", he said.
In addition to the 186 motorists caught speeding, three people were caught driving while intoxicated and 11 people had their drivers licence suspended on the spot for various reasons including excess demerit points, drunk driving and excess speed.
During the campaign packs supplied by ACC with information on 'Safe Riding' practices were also handed out to motorcyclist.
Sergeant Owen said that Police would continue to crackdown on speeding motorists in an attempt to make the roads in Western Bay of Plenty safer for everyone.