Police have issued a warning after Dunedin drivers came to
grief on wet roads at the weekend.
Southern district command centre deployment co-ordinator
Senior Sergeant Brian Benn, of Dunedin, said several cars
slipped on the wet roads.
And police warned that, with autumn well under way and the
ensuing approach of winter, driving conditions - including
the available light, visibility and road surfaces - could
Such conditions could change ''from nice to pretty average''
at any stage throughout the day.
Drivers needed to be ''very wary of the road conditions'' and
also to be alert to ''any changes'', police said.
As seasonal driving conditions continued to become more
challenging, even ''momentary inattention'' could have ''dire
consequences'', police said.
Snr Sgt Benn said motorists needed to drive to the
In addition to the accidents on Saturday pictured above, a
Toyota collided with the back right-hand side of a bus that
was stopped in South Rd letting off passengers.
A St John spokesman said a man in the Toyota was transported
to Dunedin Hospital with minor injuries.
No-one was hurt when a driver, in his late 30s, was affected
by a ''medical issue'' and his car collided with two parked
cars in Thoreau St, Concord, in Dunedin, at 11.12am
yesterday, police said.
He later received medical support, emergency service staff