Crashes at intersections are one of the leading causes of injury in the Waimakariri District, especially those in rural parts of the district. They account for over one-third of all crashes.


From 2009 to 2013 there were 418 reported crashes at intersections in the Waimakariri District - 156 of these involved injury and 262 were non-injury crashes. There were four deaths and 37 users were seriously injured.

The most common cause of a crash was either failing to stop or give way, or poor observation.

All age groups are represented in drivers at fault or part fault, with 26% under 24 years old and 31% over 60 years old.

What is an intersection?

The definition of an intersection is where:

  • Two or more streets or roads join or cross
  • A public entrance or exit joins a street or road. These can include entrances and exits to and from supermarkets, petrol stations and other public parking areas such as airports and hospitals.


Watch out for stop sign jumpers