NSW Police are not mucking around in enforcing safe practice around the premiere week of Australia’s favourite reality show.
Married at First Sight kicked off on Monday night to a whopping one million viewers, blowing even the news out of top spot, and it didn’t escape the watchful sights of the NSW police force.
Taking to Twitter following the season seven premiere on Monday evening, the cops issued a stern warning to commuters rushing home to catch the first instalment.
“Saying ‘(MAFS) is on at 7:30!’ won't get you out of a speeding ticket tonight. Slow down,” the official account tweeted out to the masses on Tuesday.
While no additional information has been provided on the frequency of MAFS-related speeding fines, we’re willing to bet couples’ already-mounting tensions would only fuel the speeding cars, without important safety messages.
MAFS fans react
Some fans were not buying the public hysteria over the reality show.
“No one will be exceeding the speed limit... to watch that garbage, not tonight not ever,” one man wrote.
“Lock em up for crimes against decent television,” another wrote.
Some were thankful for the kind reminder, however.
“Would have thought this was a valid excuse,” one lady joked.
The series so far
The series kicked off to almost instant drama, with the third couple off the rank Mikey and Natasha already dodging split rumours.
After photos surfaced of the North Shore groom with another woman rumours began to swirl, though she was later confirmed to be the wife of a friend.
The groom rocked up solo to a radio interview this morning, however, further fanning the rumour flames.
First couple Poppy and Luke also got off to a rickety start when Poppy had to battle a serious case of cold feet after a horror cheating experience killed her first marriage.
Despite the growing interest, the Force has spoken. So keep your speed to the limit, and get out of the office early so you don’t miss a second.
Married At First Sight continues on Channel Nine tonight at 7:30 pm