Driving New Zealand’s roads may seem like an easier task than some countries, mainly because they drive on the same side as us. But different roads, regulations and hazards can create a road traffic accident for even the most experienced of drivers. One such time of the year where car crashes may occur more frequently is Christmas.
What types of car crash hazards could I face whilst driving New Zealand’s roads?
All the common causes of road traffic accidents in the UK can still be applied to New Zealand’s roads, but over the festive season you may find the roads busier and perhaps pedestrians that aren’t paying enough attention when they cross the road.
How to stay safe on New Zealand’s roads during the festive season
There are several handy tips to take note of in order to help prevent a car crash whilst driving New Zealand’s roads during the festive period. One of the most important things to remember is to be alert and keep your attention on the road at all times. This will help you pre-empt any potential car collision hazards.
As well as this, if you make sure you plan your journey in advance and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. This will help reduce the risk of a car crash. By being prepared, your stress levels will be lower and you may find it easier to keep your attention on the road ahead.
One of the most important things to remember is to avoid drinking any alcohol if you are driving. New Zealand has strict alcohol limit laws which includes a zero limit for drivers under 20 years old. If you want to have a drink, make sure someone else is able to drive who hasn’t been drinking. This will not only reduce the risk of a car crash but also help you stay on the right side of the law.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in New Zealand or anywhere in the world within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as road traffic accident claims.
To find out more about whether or not you could make a car crash claim speak to us today on our 24-hour free phone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 12, 2015
Author: David Brown