We’re all looking forward to the long weekend, the car’s packed and the weather report’s good. Please drive safely, they need you back at work on Tuesday.
Traffic, frustration and car accidents spoil the fun. Last year kiwi’s achieved a first, with no road fatalities. There were still 64 reported injury crashes though with 13 of those classified as serious. Serious means permanent, debilitating and sometimes disabling injuries. Don’t be an injury statistic. Aside from the financial cost to the country, estimated at $3.8m for a fatality and over $400,000 for a serious injury, the personal cost is incalculable.
The most common causes of car accidents aside from mechanical fault, is driver related including speed, travelling too close, inattention, fatigue, alcohol AND bad, inconsiderate driving skills.
Remember the ABC’s of driving – stay alert, take breaks, and be considerate.
And be prepared – check your WOF, Rego, tyre pressure, oil, water and windscreen washer fluids.
And PLEASE wear your seatbelt.
And remember, you’re not sitting in traffic, you are the traffic.
Panelbeaters throughout NZ will thank you for your inattention, impatience or stupidity, but the NZ economy and your family & friends want you back at work on Tuesday. But pack your Crash Management VIP card ‘just in case’. If you’re the victim of inattention, impatience or stupidity we’re here to help, just call Crash Management for a car accident claim form and we’ll organise everything for you including pick-up & delivery, and a free late-model courtesy car.
Drive safe, relax and enjoy the sunshine.