22 Apr 2011

Quiet start to holiday weekend on roads

4:38 pm on 22 April 2011

Police are pleased with the quiet start to Easter weekend on the roads.

There have been no fatalities and traffic has been light in most places.

However, one person has been seriously injured following a three-car crash on Avalon Drive near Hamilton on Friday.

The national manager of road policing, Superintendent Paula Rose, says there has been some congestion in the central North Island and the top of the South Island.

However, Ms Rose says the general behaviour of drivers has been good so far.

The holiday period started at 4pm on Thursday and ends at 6am on Tuesday. Last year 12 people died on the roads.