■ On Saturday night May 26, a male driver was stopped on Charles St in Takapau and breath tested. He returned a reading of 683 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath, well over the limit. He had six previous convictions for drink driving and is under a courtordered Zero Alcohol Driving licence. He has put his liberty at risk this time. ■ On Monday, May 28 a vehicle did a U-turn at the intersection of Jellicoe St and Tavistock Rd in Waipukurau. It was overcast and quite dark at that stage of the evening. The driver looked left and right before making the turn, but failed to see a dark-coloured car travelling north on Tavistock Rd with its headlights off. The collision caused serious damage to both vehicles. The driver of the dark-coloured vehicle fled the scene, and it was later found that the vehicle had been written off the road in October of 2017 due to its nonroadworthy condition.
■ There are far too many drivers who fail to switch on their headlights in the late afternoon. It is dangerous, particularly when there are other vehicles travelling behind them with their lights on, as it makes them difficult to see. Remember the phrase “Sun gone, lights on”.