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Waimakariri District Council and local
police are reminding motorists of the importance of checking and checking again
before crossing an intersection.
Forty percent of all crashes in Waimakariri
from 2012-2016 occurred at intersections resulting in 6 deaths and 283 people
regularly observed not stopping at stop sign controlled intersections, says
Sergeant Rene Pabst of Rangiora Police.
“Often it is
locals who travel through the intersection every day and become complacent
about checking the way is clear,” he says “Many drivers also seem to think that
slowing down at a stop sign controlled intersection is sufficient. A stop sign means the vehicle must come to a complete stop, you can’t just
roll through the stop.”
Waimakariri Road Safety Coordinator Kathy
Graham says rural intersections are particularly high risk given the speed at
which vehicles are often travelling.
“In Waimakariri the most common cause
of crashes at intersections are failing to stop or give way (a factor in 58% of
crashes) and poor observation (a factor in 52% of crashes).
The ‘Check and Check Again’ intersection
campaign is being carried out in Waimakariri, Selwyn, Ashburton and Timaru
during April. The campaign will remind drivers to come to a complete stop at a
stop sign, checking both ways for traffic and checking again before crossing
the intersection to ensure it is safe to proceed.
Failing to stop at an intersection can
cost you a $150 fine, 20 demerit points, a serious injury or even your life if
it causes a crash.
Local police will also be targeting
intersections in the district to enforce compliance throughout April.
When approaching a “Give Way” controlled
intersection drivers also need to slow down so you are ready to stop, give way
if needed and check carefully before passing through the intersection.
Drivers are reminded that showing
patience and courtesy to other motorists and road users at intersections helps
create a safer environment for everyone and helps reduce the number of crashes.
Waimakariri drivers are being invited
to check their knowledge of intersection rules by taking part in a quick
questionnaire. Every entry goes into a weekly draw to win one of two $50 MTA
vouchers and the final prize of a $250 MTA voucher. Entries are open until 26
April - to enter pop in to your local Council service centre and complete the
Contact: Kathy Graham
Phone: 0800 965 468