Don’t expect a warning if you’re pulled over during the holiday period this summer says the New Zealand Police, as it’s set to clamp down on drivers breaking the road rules.
“Speed, alcohol, drugs, distraction, and unrestrained drivers and passengers are still the main causes of death and serious injury,” says the Director of National Road Policing Centre, Superintendent Steve Greally.
“If you are caught this summer to be breaching any of the behaviours above, you should not expect a warning.”
Greally added that drivers should expect to see Police “anywhere, anytime” and often in places you least expect them to be.
With increased activity on our roads these holidays, Police say they will be looking out for four main behaviours, including people wearing seatbelts, distracted drivers, speeding and drunk driving.
Last summer, the official holiday road toll came to 21 deaths from car crashes, a figure that the Police don’t want to see again.
“Please take your time and drive to the conditions,” added Greally.
Drivers not only have the responsibility to keep their passengers safe but also other road users and themselves.