The official holiday period has ended spare A total of 21 people died and many were seriously injured in road crashes.
“Our thoughts go out to those who are coping with the worst of the situation,” says police aide, road police, Bruce O’Brien.
“While the loss of 21 lives in avoidable crashes during the holidays this year is totally unacceptable, we are unfortunately still seeing the same behavior leading to fatal crashes across New Zealand. It is really a pity.”
These behaviors include fatigue, alcohol and drug-related injury, not wearing a seatbelt, exceeding the speed limit, being distracted by mobile phones and devices, and sometimes drifting to the wrong side of the road. It is to roll over.
“Police have deployed a number of personnel across New Zealand this summer to conduct disability inspections, he said.
“We return to responsibility to ourselves, our passengers and other road users, because when we are in the car, we are responsible for it.
“Police can’t be on every road all the time, so we have to take responsibility when we get in the car, because the devastating consequences for the family and friends left behind are truly terrible.”
“People are often navigating unfamiliar roads at this time of year, and a moment’s inattention can have devastating consequences,” O’Brien said.
The police plea to those who hit the road for the rest of the holiday period is simple – we want you and your family and friends to get home alive.
“Keep calm and treat the people in the cars around you like your own family.
Published by Police Media Center
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/summer-holiday-road-deaths-absolutely-tragic-period-new-zealanders Summer vacation road deaths are an absolutely tragic time for New Zealanders.