Police are reminding motorcyclists they are not "bullet proof" after a crackdown revealed the extent of dangerous driving on Canterbury's highways.
Police are appalled an allegedly drunk 16-year-old schoolboy drove a van carrying 11 other young people on a "booze cruise" in Oamaru on Saturday night.
Newly implemented changes to road rules that state motorists towing another vehicle with a tow rope can only travel at 50kmh may not be widely known by the driving public, Gore District Council roading manager Murray Hasler says.
More than one in three crashes in Otago over the last five years have been the result of drivers either failing to take corners safely or hitting other vehicles head on.
A Dunedin couple are warning a warrant of fitness may not necessarily mean a vehicle is safe after it was found the seatbelt they had used to strap in their now 9-month-old daughter for five months was attached to their car by only a sliver of rusted metal.
Waikato police have expressed about at the high number of serious traffic accidents on "rural rat runs", after a fatal crash last week.
Lakes district residents are urged to "be prepared and carry chains" today following a heavy snow warning issued last night by MetService.