Police plea after tragic weekend on roads for motorcyclists
"Police plea after tragic weekend on roads for motorcyclists"
Attribute to Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager Road Policing:
It has been a tragic weekend on the roads for motorcyclists, with four riders being killed in three crashes.
All three crashes are being investigated by the Serious Crash Unit and it is too early to make any comment on how or why the crashes occurred.
However, with variable weather
conditions across New Zealand today, our plea to all road
users is to pay attention and make safe decisions.
All road users need to be in a position to react quickly and safely if someone makes a mistake in front of you.
We need motorcycle riders not to take risks. Going too fast for the conditions or undertaking unsafe passing manoeuvres can have tragic consequences – both for riders and those sharing the road with them.
And other motorists also have a part to play – we know motorbikes can be hard to see, so all drivers should be looking twice at intersections and before changing lanes.
Too many people have lost family members and loved ones this weekend already. Regardless of whether you’re on a motorbike or in a car, if you’re out on the road today, please look out for each other so no more lives are lost unnecessarily.