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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
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It’s that time of the year when weather conditions can affect visibility for road users and extra care is needed to ensure we keep ourselves and others safe.
Sunstrike can occur at any time of the day, but is particularly prevalent during peak hours, especially for drivers heading eastbound in the morning and westbound in the afternoon. Combine this with dirty windows and it’s a recipe for trouble.
In the last ten years in the Waimakariri district there have been 58 crashes where sunstrike or fog were factors. Two of these crashes resulted in deaths and 9 others were seriously injured.
To reduce the risk of sunstrike:
All road users need to think about how visible they are to other road users. For cyclists and pedestrians, we encourage the use of bright or high visibility or reflective clothing to ensure you stand out against the background, particularly when sunstrike or fog is present.
Driving in fog can also affect visibility and while you may be able to see where you are going, others may not see you as clearly or as quickly as they normally would.
To reduce the risk in fog:
Where visibility is affected by weather conditions, remember to reduce your speed. This allows you extra time to react should something unexpected occur.
Everyone has a part to play in road safety – are you doing your bit?