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Holiday drivers asked to take care
CARE NEEDED: With more buses, campervans, cyclists and vehicles
towing boats or caravans, holiday drivers need to take much more care
SELWYN DRIVERS are urged
to be patient and avoid taking
chances on the roads over the
District council road safety co-
ordinator Ngaire Tinning said
the big increase in traffic vol-
ume during long weekends
makes it more important to
share the road.
With more buses, camper-
vans, cyclists and vehicles tow-
ing boats or caravans, drivers
needed to show more much care
than usual, she said.
The maximum speed for tow-
ing vehicles was 90kmh, and
motorists should heed safe fol-
lowing distances, watch out for
pedestrians and cyclists, and
particularly look out for young
children as they can be so
The council's driver fatigue
tips on how to combat that
drowsy feeling at the wheel
include plenty of sleep the night
before, regular rest breaks on
the trip, and air conditioning to
keep drivers more alert and
reduce frustration and stress -- a
major cause of fatigue. Motorists
should, where possible, share
Mrs Tinning said it was criti-
cal to allow extra time for
journeys and show courtesy
toward other road users. Slower
vehicles should pull over to let
other drivers pass.
By following this advice, we
will be able to enjoy the Easter
break safely and reduce the
amount of stress associated with
travelling,'' Mrs Tinning said.
Wounded warrior' wins
BURNHAM STAFF sergeant
Nick Marfell shows off the silver
medal he won in the wheelchair
basketball at the US Marine
Corps Wounded Warriors Trials
held in California recently.
The trials are the Paralympics
for the US Marine Corps, and
were initially set up to select tal-
ented wounded, ill, or injured
personnel to train in the hope of
making US Paralympics teams.
Mr Marfell lost total hearing
accident while serving in
Afghanistan. He is competing in
the open track athletics and
field athletics and was invited
to compete in the US
Marine's wheelchair basketball
and volleyball tournaments.
He was part of a four-strong
Kiwi team -- which was the
smallest at the event.
The games are considered an
important part of a wounded
soldier's recovery process, to
show they can lead an active
life, and pursue and compete
in activities at national and
SUSTAINABLE TOWN: Visitors to Lincoln via Springs Rd will now get the message Lincoln is an Envirotown thanks
to volunteers erecting a sign.
Sam's sign unveiled
LINCOLN IS proud of being
New Zealand's first Envirotown
and now all visitors travelling
along Springs Rd will know it.
A new Welcome to Lincoln
sign, crafted by Sam Parsons,
was installed last week -- along
with another sign referring to
Lincoln as New Zealand's first
Lincoln Envirotown Trust
chairwoman Dr Sue Jarvis said
it had been one of the trust's
dreams since it started in 2005
to have a sign greeting visitors
The signs are on the Springs
Rd entrance to Lincoln, near the
Gerald St roundabout and were
installed by volunteers in time
for Lincoln's 150th celebrations.
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