Motorists still ignoring intersection laws

"We need to get the message through..."

KIRSTY MCMURRAY
Last updated 05:00 19/02/2013
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CAMERON BURNELL
A car after a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Corbett Rd and SH3 yesterday.

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A crash in New Plymouth yesterday has police again urging motorists to make the proper checks at intersections.

"Drivers are still not taking the extra time at intersections to signal and ensure the way is clear," Taranaki Highway Patrol's Sergeant Stephen Richardson said.

About 2.20pm a vehicle turning out of Corbett Rd onto State Highway 3 had driven into the path of a west-bound vehicle.

The drivers of both vehicles suffered only minor injuries, Mr Richardson said.

Police were concerned that despite being in the middle of a campaign cracking down on offences at intersections, motorists were still ignoring the law.

"We need to get the message through to all motorists to take the time to make sure the way is clear."

The intersection campaign runs until March 3.

Police are concentrating on drivers who break the law at intersections and offenders can be fined $150 or, if the offence is serious enough, can be taken to court and potentially disqualified from driving.

"We will target minor breaches because of the intersection crashes that we've had, they all have been caused by minor breaches and simple mistakes," Mr Richardson said.

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