No place for complacency on road

The Lindis Pass, between Omarama and Tarras, is one of my favourite drives and one family and friends do often.

When you know the road well you can get a bit complacent.

This morning’s ODT has a story which shows how dangerous that could be:

Driver error appears to be a factor in the fatal head-on collision in the Lindis Pass on Thursday. . .

A crash investigator’s analysis of the accident scene had determined the rental car had crossed the centre line of the road, Sgt Williams said.

“The collision was a result of the vehicle hitting gravel on the left-hand side of the road on a corner, before veering across the centre line,” he said.

One person dead and three more, including a pregnant woman, seriously injured is a very serious reminder that there is no place for complacency on the road, no matter how well you know it.

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