Pedestrian near misses up in Wellington

Last updated 16:19 20/12/2013

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Incidents of hair-raising pedestrian behaviour have soared on Wellington's Golden Mile in the past couple of weeks.

Police and local councils are worried that casual jay-walkers could be killed or maimed by a bus or other vehicle.

Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and police say bus drivers and other motorists have reported a number of near misses.

WCC networks manager Stavros Michael said it appeared ''people are just relaxing and getting pretty loose in their road-crossing habits.

''Luckily there have been no actual vehicle-versus-pedestrian incidents reported but the near-misses are stacking up.''

Greater Wellington's public transport general manager Wayne Hastie said people were possibly relaxing or getting stressed and preoccupied with the Christmas rush.

Wellington police roading policy manager Inspector Donna Laban said shoppers and revellers to look both ways and use a pedestrian crossing.

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