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over 700 drivers in Canterbury cause a crash by failing to give way.
In April Waimakariri Council joined with Selwyn, Ashburton and Timaru Councils to highlight intersection safety.
As part of
the Waimakariri campaign police targeted intersections over the weeks of 10
to 23 April. During that time
73 drivers received infringement notices – 72 for failing to stop at a stop
sign and one for failing to give way when turning right.
Co-ordinator Kathy Graham says it is worrying that people still don’t seem to
be getting the message about driving safely at intersections.
“The risk of
serious injury or death as the result of an intersection crash is a lot higher
due to the nature of the impact that usually occurs, particularly in high speed
rural areas,” she says.
“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).
Sergeant Rene Pabst said it was disappointing the number of drivers who when
asked why they failed to stop said ‘the way was clear’.
“Stop signs are there for a reason and the
time taken to stop, check the way is clear and check again is minimal when
compared to the risk that is taken by failing to stop,” he says.
As we come to
the end of the official ‘UN Global Road Safety week’, we hope that drivers take
the time to consider their actions when on the road and realise the impact they
could have on both themselves and others when ignoring signs.
intersections where drivers were penalised for failing to stop included:
Contact: Kathy Graham
Phone: 0800 965 468