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Stay safe on the roads during wet weather

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The NZ Transport Agency is reminding all road users in the Bay of Plenty, Taupō and Waikato to take extra care during wet weather.

Transport Agency contractors are out checking all flood prone areas and monitoring roads for potholes.

Transport Agency Journey Manager, Nigel D’Ath, says road users should plan ahead and check weather and road conditions before they travel.

“Simple guidelines for travelling in wet weather include ensuring your vehicle is safe, always driving to the road and weather conditions, allowing more time for your travel, slowing down, being prepared for unexpected hazards and allowing greater following distance between you and the vehicle ahead. The room for mistakes is reduced when road and weather conditions are less favourable.

“Most important though is to plan your journey, check the conditions, choose the safest route if you have the option and if possible avoid travelling in extreme weather and road conditions,” Mr D’Ath says.

Check the latest weather conditions and warnings here: http://www.metservice.com/national/home(external link)

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