Wednesday, 31 March 2010 - 11:07am |

Southern Police Urge Motorists to Take Care Over Easter

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Southern Police are urging motorists travelling on Southland and Otago roads over the Easter break to take care while travelling.

This year Police are expecting the roads into and around Central Otago to be very busy with the biennial Warbirds over Wanaka event.

"Police will be out and about monitoring traffic flows to ensure all people get to where they are heading safely," said Southern District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Andrew Burns.

Due to the expected high traffic flows Inspector Burns is asking all motorists to be courteous and patient.

"It is important that drivers remain alert to what is occurring around them. If there is traffic starting to build up behind you there is no need to speed up, look for somewhere safe, indicate to the left and slow down to allow those behind to pass," he said.

The official holiday period is from 4pm on Thursday 1 April and ending at 6am on Tuesday 6 April. There will be a high Police presence on the roads over Otago and Southland during this period targeting speed, alcohol and poor driving practices including inconsiderate driving where the traffic flow is being impeded.