Look out for each other on the roads
Since September, 12 riders have lost their lives on New Zealand roads, five this month alone. That means there are 12 families and countless friends grieving for their loved ones.
“Riders are some of our most vulnerable road users, as they don’t have the protection of a car around them in a crash, nor the stability that four wheels offers. They face such greater trauma,” says Acting Superintendent Gini Welch, National Manager of Road Policing.
“We know the speed you’re travelling at has the greatest impact on the outcome of a crash. That means your speed decides whether or not you survive a crash, or how badly you’re injured. And speed doesn’t just mean going over the speed limit. Going too fast for the conditions can look like taking a corner too fast, or not slowing down when the weather changes and causes the road surface to get slick.”
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