Motorcyclists urged to be safe on the roads

Police are encouraging motorcyclists to take care this month, as part of a road safety campaign from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Senior Sergeant Chris Wakelin says he’s keen to get the message out to those who are dusting off their bikes from the shed or haven’t ridden in a while to make sure their bikes are up to standard, take it easy, prepare and get use to to riding on open roads again.

On Monday, September 5, police attended a crash in Lawrence, in which the vehicle had slid off the road in snowy conditions.

The van was stopped from going down the hill bytrees.

There were no injuries but the van was stuck down the hill.

On Wednesday, September 7, a farmer reported a suspicious vehicle being driven around the Owaka area about 7pm.

The vehicle was a white Holden Colorado and the person driving it, with its lights off, appeared to be looking at properties.

Police are continuing inquiries and encourage the public to contact them with any information that may help.

Police attended a serious crash on the highway in the Waihola township last Saturday.

A red double›cab Ford Ranger ute had reversed into a pedestrian.

The driver had stopped to ascertain injuries but did not leave their details. The patient was taken to hospital and police are requesting the driver to come forward and contact them. Information from the public is also sought.

On Saturday last week, a white Subaru station wagon was recorded driving 130kmh in a 50kmh zone in Milton.

The vehicle was later located and the driver was charged with travelling at a dangerous speed and drink› driving.

Police arrested a male on Saturday night from the Taieri Beach area for two counts of assault.

He has been charged and will appear in the Dunedin District Court at a later date.