23 Dec 2016

Police gearing up to monitor Christmas traffic hotspots

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 23 December 2016

Many of us get to hang up our work boots and suits this afternoon and head off on our Christmas holidays.

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Photo: RNZ / Alex Perrotet

Sounds great, but in reality it will mean sitting in queues on our State Highways, with hundreds of other holiday-makers.

Police and the Transport Agency have already issued advice for avoiding the worst hotspots and taking extra care on the busy roads.

The Upper South Island is expected to be a particularly congested area.