Be safe on 25
‘‘I wrackmy brain to see how we could have avoided this loss.’’
It is with great sadness that I write this column today.
Police and emergency services as a whole send our condolences to family and friends of loved ones who have left us so tragically in the triple fatality at the Kopu bridge near Thames last week.
I wrack my brain to see how we could have avoided this loss, it comes down to individual choices and shows the importance of educating and guiding our young.
And also from a Police perspective, targeting our high risk drivers - those breaching graduated licences or requiring issuing and enforcing driver licence suspensions.
I also believe we should seriously be looking at better testing for drugged driving as we do for drink driving.
We are now into the second week of school holidays and throughout our area, there will be more kids around - keep an eye out, they can be unpredictable.
Also, in recent times, we have come across drivers debating they are at blame after crashing into the rear or side of the vehicle in front. Very rarely will you not be to blame. Your travelling distance must be such that you can stop short of any collision!
Work around Cook St, Thames, continues following execution of a search warrant where stolen property was located. More good work over the Kopu Hikuai has seen the location and seizure of cannabis and methamphetamine.
Moving forward, we have Road Safety Week on May 7. Our focus is restraints and driver distraction.
Have a great week, Stay Alive on 25.
Sergeant Rachel Holmes