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A Palmerston North man killed in a head-on crash on the Desert Road last year was twice the legal limit and speeding, says a coroner's reports. Ahmad Jawid Aman, 29, was killed when the car he was driving crashed with an oncoming 4X4 on State Highway...

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In the past five years, 11 people have died and another 31 were seriously injured in Labour Weekend Crashes on Bay of Plenty/Waikato Roads, prompting a safe driving call. Roads in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty will be surging with holidaymakers heading...

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Police will be enforcing the 4km/h speed tolerance over the next few days as they look to make this Labour Weekend one to remember. People caught doing up to 4km/h over the speed limit can face a $30 fine or 10 demerit points. Western Bay of Plenty road...

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Bay of Plenty Police are urging people to take their time on the roads this Labour Weekend following a fatal crash in Tauranga on Wednesday. “The North Island weather is looking relatively promising but that doesn't mean there still won't...

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Drink driving is no longer socially acceptable says a Tauranga police officer after two alcohol related crashes in the space of five hours last night. Western Bay of Plenty Police attended to two crashes, with the first at the intersection of Kennedy...

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Driving on the wrong side of the road could be punished with a $150 or more fine if the act is deemed deliberate. This message comes after Tauranga resident, who wishes to remain nameless, sent in this video footage of a person driving on the wrong side...

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Drunk and drugged drivers will be the focus of Western Bay of Plenty Police with the start of Operation Profile tomorrow. For the last five years, police have launched the operation from the end of October to around January 11, with the aim of getting...

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Police say a driver's caution almost certainly saved a four-year-old boy's life after he was struck by a car near a school bus stop in Waihi Beach. Inspector Freda Grace says emergency services were called to Seaforth Rd at about 3.45pm yesterday.   A...

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With the forecast for the early part of the weekend looking good, the Bay will be an attractive place to be, says Senior Sergeant Ian Campion. The Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager is urging everybody to take extreme care on Western Bay roads...

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New drink drive laws halving the current alcohol driving limits will come in play on December 1. Under the new law the breath alcohol limit drops from 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath to 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre breath. Police...

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