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is set to make its presence felt over the next few weeks and drivers are
encouraged to take extra care as road conditions can change rapidly.
ice on the road is one of the most dangerous road surfaces drivers can come
across and they won’t know until they hit it says Mike Power, Operations
says his team are out early in the mornings inspecting the road checking whether
ice is present. “There are known roads in
the district that are more prone to black ice forming because of shaded areas
and these will normally be inspected first and gritted if needed.,” says Mike.
unfortunately can’t be everywhere at the same time so drivers do need to take
care when driving on icy mornings.”
drivers that grit only improves friction by about 15% so you only have around
40% of dry road skid resistance. “Drivers
should where possible drive on the grit, not in the wheel tracks, to maximise
Road Safety Co-ordinator Kathy Graham says drivers do need to consider whether
they have to drive at that particular time.
“We would encourage drivers who regularly travel early in the morning to
have a conversation with your employer to negotiate later starts if weather
conditions mean the road conditions may be bad. We appreciate that’s not
possible for everyone, but if you’re able to have that discussion it can take
the pressure off if you’re not comfortable to drive in dark and icy
to the conditions can mean recognising your own driving ability too, Kathy says
and what conditions you are comfortable driving in. In addition, understanding
how the weather might affect the roads in your local area and knowing how your
vehicle might handle in different conditions are all steps to staying safe on
key tips for driving to the conditions include:
up to date with road conditions before you leave home or work is also key to
ensuring you are prepared for your journey says Kathy.
you’re on your daily commute or heading away for the weekend it takes a few
minutes to check the various information sources for road and weather
To check main highway conditions - NZTA Traffic and Travel Information
more information on driving in winter - NZTA Traffic and Travel Information Winter Journeys
Name: Kathy Graham
Phone: 0800 965 468