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  • Paora Manuel

More Cops On Roads Over Easter

There will be an increased Police presence on Bay of Plenty highways, this Easter weekend.

Bay of Plenty Police are keen to see an Easter weekend, without any serious crashes on the roads, with the official Easter holiday road toll period, underway.

The message comes, after five people died on New Zealand roads, last Easter.

Bay of Plenty Acting Road Policing manager, Inspector Stuart Nightingale says, motorists, can expect an increased police presence, this Easter weekend.

Nightingale says, significant traffic flows are expected on the State Highways, "following a period when many recent holiday plans were affected by bad weather."

Police will keep an eye on behaviours, such a speeding, driver impairment, distractions, and seatbelt usage.

He says, following too close, poor over-taking and impeding traffic flow, also contributes towards crashes.

"Safer roads are everybody’s responsibility, and we’re urging motorists to make good choices," Nightingale says.

The Easter road toll period, ends Tuesday morning at 6am.


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