Police and Waka Kotahi are asking drivers to slow down and be patient for Easter.

“Wouldn’t it be weird if on this holiday everyone got on the road without incident and without injury? And most importantly, alive, ”asks superintendent Steve Greley, director of the National Traffic Police Center.

“It should be the norm and what we expect. That’s what the road to zero is about – a vision without death on the road.

“And it will take all of us – the police, our partners like Waka Kotahi, and every driver and racer every time they are on the road.

“Our security reports remain the same; slow down – take your time and take breaks, fasten your seat belts, do not drive because of drugs, alcohol or fatigue and never get distracted – focus on the road ”.

“It’s important that people aren’t content when they’re behind the wheel. The fact is that you drive a car weighing a ton and a half at a relatively high speed. And the consequences of this can be devastating, it can mean a lot of pain and heartache. It’s just not worth it. “

Waka Kotahi Director of Land Transport Kane Patten says the long weekend is expected to be very busy, and motorists are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website – www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz – before the trip to get real-time travel information as well as information on delays, road works and road closures.

“Some congestion and delays are inevitable during rush hour, but if everyone leaves enough time to travel, guided by conditions and plans ahead before leaving home, there will be less frustration and everyone can focus on arriving safely at their destination,” says Mr Patsen.

“Give a lot of time. You are on vacation, no need to hurry. Everyone deserves to get to where he is going, on our roads. We all make mistakes while driving, but simple mistakes should not lead to death or serious injury. ”


Issued by the Police Media Center

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