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No. 54 (March 1966)
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Most Accidents Occur at Crossroads

Most accidents occur at crossroads. It is here that the greatest care must be taken. The law says ‘give way to traffic on your right, including cyclists, or if you are turning right give way to all traffic’. Commonsense also tells you to be prepared for the person on your left not obeying the law. If everyone obeyed the laws of the land and the laws of commonsense there would be few accidents.

There are a great number of Maori drivers of cars and heavy trucks, and it is up to them to set a good example and drive safely and well. Most do, but there are still many who drive as if they were the only ones on the road. Take a pride in driving safely and well and encourage others to do the same.

And above all, if you are drinking. DON'T DRIVE.