Police curb intersection rule breakers
Tauranga drivers breaching intersection rules are more likely to be snapped by police this week as a police campaign gets under way.
Police are targeting intersection compliance over the week, says Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion.
The public warning comes after a five crashes in the city over the weekend, caused by drivers failing to follow intersection rules and being distracted.
“There were seven crashes in the weekend, fortunately only two resulted in minor injuries and they were two on the state highway network,” says Ian.
“That’s pretty good really, when you consider the weather on Saturday.”
At 2.26pm on Saturday, a single vehicle crashed and rolled into scrub on SH33 at Paengaroa.
“Preliminary investigations point to speed or driving too fast for the conditions is a factor there,” says Ian.
At 4.10pm on Saturday, there was another single vehicle crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai. When police arrived the driver and occupants had left the scene.
“Inquiries are continuing in relation to that,” says Ian.