OnTheMove keeps driv­ers up to date

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The NZ Trans­port Agency has launched a new ser­vice to give driv­ers email alerts about road con­di­tions and in­ci­dents on state high­ways.

OnTheMove can be cus­tomised so you only re­ceive emails about the roads that you use.

Re­gional traf­fic op­er­a­tions man­ager Kathryn Mus­grave says this will be use­ful for peo­ple head­ing away on long trips, and com­muters.

But driv­ers shouldn’t use OnTheMove while be­hind the wheel.

‘‘It’s un­safe and il­le­gal to check mes­sages or data on a mo­bile phone or other de­vice while driv­ing,’’ she says.

‘‘If you’re driv­ing alone, you need to check for alerts be­fore your trip be­gins or dur­ing a rest stop on your jour­ney.’’

Only ma­jor in­ci­dents will be sent out as alerts.

NZTA also has high­way in­for­ma­tion ser­vices at 0800 444 449 and high­way­info.govt.nz.

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