As winter weather sets in this Queens Birthday weekend, New Zealand motorists are being urged to drive to the conditions and plan their journeys well.
The NZ Transport Agency has reminded motorists to take care, plan ahead and pay extra attention when driving on the roads this winter.
“For road travellers, winter can be a dangerous time of year. Motor vehicle crashes involving wet weather, fog, ice and snow can have serious consequences, and these conditions can occur anywhere at any time during winter," says NZTA Operations Manager Dave Bates.
"Winter roads need winter drivers. Safe driving in winter is about planning ahead, taking care and adjusting your speed to the conditions."
He said motorists should allow extra time and check road conditions before setting out.
"In winter, weather conditions can change quickly and often without warning, so be prepared for the unexpected."
The NZTA's top winter driving tips:
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