Driver behaviour was generally good

South Canterbury drivers were well behaved this Easter break despite the busy roads.

Numerous events including the Mackenzie Highland A&P show and Warbirds over Wanaka drew large crowds, but few crashes happened.

Although the Easter weekend got off to a bad start on Thursday evening with police attending two fatal crashes in 24 hours, by yesterday there had been no crashes since Saturday.

Fairlie police Senior Constable Russell Halkett said there were a lot of people in the town yesterday for the A&P show and travelling back from Warbirds over Wanaka.

Two extra traffic officers from Timaru had gone to Fairlie to assist. He said people were well behaved and although there were reports of bad driving, nothing that caused any crashes.

Over the Mid and South Canterbury region there were eight cases of drunk driving from Friday to Monday morning.

Timaru acting-Sergeant Hamish Caird said that was a normal number over a four-day period.

The Timaru Herald