5 Jan 2022

Holiday road toll one of the worst in a decade

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 5 January 2022

The holiday period has closed with a road toll of 17 -- making this Christmas/New Year break one of New Zealand's deadliest in a decade.

The final count this time last year was 11.

The latest figures are only surpassed by the toll of 2016/17 and 2011/12 periods, when there were 19 road deaths during the year-end holiday season.

Road policing assistant commissioner Bruce O'Brien spoke to Sarah Robson.