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Road Safety Week focuses on distractions

Scott Simpson

MP For Coromandel


Media Release

May 19, 2014


Road Safety Week focuses on distractions

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is reminding drivers to take heed of Road Safety Week’s message – keep your focus when you’re behind the wheel.

Scott Simpson MP says “Our region has some busy roads, and it has some challenging roads. We have more than our fair share of trucks and farm vehicles. We have campervans, buses and cars towing boats. It’s integral we pay attention to how we are driving.”

Mr Simpson says “There have been far too many serious or fatal accidents around the Coromandel. Every year, we are saddened as people lose family and friends on our roads.

“Nationally, ten per cent of fatal and serious accidents have happened because the driver was distracted. This is easily preventable. When you are driving leave your mobile phone alone, turn down the music, and concentrate.”

Road Safety Week runs from May 19 – 26, 2014. It is promoted by road safety charity Brake NZ with the support of government agencies. The theme of the week for 2014 is ‘Tune in to road safety’.

More information about Road Safety Week can be found at: www.brake.org.nz/roadsafetyweek

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