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.