|Genre||Observational Documentary Television Series|
|Written by||Bill Kerton|
|Narrated by||Derek Judge|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|No. of seasons||12|
|Location(s)||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Camera setup||OPC, multi single-camera crews|
|Running time||22 minutes (approx)|
|Production company(s)||Greenstone TV Ltd - www.greenstonetv.com|
|Original run||circa 1999 – present|
Motorway Patrol is a New Zealand observational documentary show created by Greenstone Pictures. The show follows the daily lives of police officers patrolling the motorways in and around Auckland, New Zealand's largest urban area.
About the show
Police pull over suspects on the motorways of Auckland for all sorts of suspected infractions of the law, including dangerous driving, speeding and when vehicles are 'unroadworthy'. There are major road accidents, suspects caught with illegal substances and much more, thus offering a certain type of drama and action for the viewer. In 2009, Australia launched its own version of the New Zealand series, titled Highway Patrol.
Motorway Patrol is filmed on the motorways around and in Auckland, New Zealand. Each show is approximately 22mins (excluding ads) as per TVNZ transmission guidelines and fills a 30 minute TV slot.
The table below represents the television show's international screenings, as well as its usual timeslot in the past:
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