Reduce the Risk Waikato

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Think about…
December 2014

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Think about other road users when driving on Waikato roads this summer and help reduce the risk of crashes. The number of vehicles travelling on Waikato roads to popular holiday destinations can be busier by more than 40- 50% and can spike to 100 -120% in peak holiday times. So think about other travellers while…

Scania in Waikato Truck Legends colours
December 2014

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Sporting true Waikato colours is the new Scania R620 logging truck from Rob Dahm Ltd based in Tokoroa is the third card in the series. Bruce Hyde’s legendary driver tip comes just in time for the holiday season – ‘Life has no reset button, drive safely’!   Click here to request this card or to…

Driver licence changes
December 2014


New laws around driver licences from 1 December Applying for a new licence will require some form of photographic ID – this is to reduce the risk of identity fraud Those who obtain or renew their learner or restricted licence need to progress to the next licence stage within 5 years or face sitting another…

New law = lower alcohol limits
December 2014

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Lower alcohol limits are now in place for drivers aged over 20 years. The limit lowers from 400mcg of alcohol per litre of breath to 250mcg, and from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg (from 0.08 to 0.05). For drivers under 20 the limit remains zero. Adult drivers blowing 251-400mcg of alcohol…

Next truck legend – Kenworth K108
November 2014

Kenworth K108

A Kenworth K108, from K&S Freighters Ltd in Cambridge, is the second truck in the Waikato Truck Legends series. Check out the driving tip from Clinton at K&S about what you could do if caught in a frustrating line of traffic. Click here to request the second card in the series.