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Most crashes in this area involve tired drivers, loss of control due to speed (especially on unsealed roads), distraction, or not keeping left on the road and in bends.

  • When you feel sleepy - Stop ASAP
  • Drive slower on unsealed roads (70km/h or less)
  • Stay focussed on your driving task or stop
  • Stay on the left on the road and through bends

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Road Crashes Trends

Crash Chart January 2016

Most fatal and serious crashes happened on local rural roads. Current issues in all three districts are:

  • loss of control on straight roads
  • Loss of control on bends

Fatigue related crashes in all areas and intersection crashes in Timaru urban area.

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