Vehicle hits barrier on SH29a

A tow has been arranged to remove the vehicle from the road. File photo/SunLive.

A vehicle has bit a barrier in the Poike area this morning.

Police were called to the scene of the single vehicle crash at about 7am.

A police spokesperson says the crash happened on State Highway 29a, between Poike Road and Oropi Road.

“There were no injuries and a tow has been arranged to remove the vehicle.”

Police want to remind people to drive to the conditions.

Last week, police released a statement urging motorists to take care while driving.

Acting Senior Sergeant Craig Rawlinson says almost all of the crashes officers have attended in the past few weeks have been as a result of drivers not driving to the conditions.

Craig reminds drivers that they need to adjust and drive to the conditions when the road is wet, by increasing following distances (using the ‘four second rule’) and slowing down.

“Doing this allows for the road being more slippery when wet and will get you to where you are going safely.

“Drivers are also asked to check their vehicles, including tyre tread depth and condition.

“Worn and damaged tyres will significantly increase stopping distances.

“Also check and replace worn windscreen wipers, so you can see sufficiently ahead of you.”

During the operation Police will focus on the enforcement of following distances, speed, and vehicle condition, moving to multiple sites across Western Bay of Plenty.


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