NZ’s lowest holiday road death tally in 25 years
The cost of life in this year’s motorised mayhem was:
- 1 driver died as the result of an impact at a junction.
- 3 were killed in head-on collisions.
- 5 drivers lost control and killed themselves in the process.
Thankfully, this equates to under half of the toll for the same period last year. That said, a motorcyclist became the first fatality in the post-holiday period and cyclists continue to be pinged, winged and run off the road on a daily basis, around here at least. For one, I am resolved to using the car less (though I can’t commute any other way), do my best to avoid becoming a statistic and drive more economically and safely.