23 Dec 2012

Holiday drivers urged to take extra care

11:59 am on 23 December 2012

With the road toll already much higher than last year, police are urging drivers to take extra care over Christmas.

So far this year 299 people have died on the roads, which is 25 more deaths than last year.

Superintendent Carey Griffiths on Sunday implored drivers to pay extra attention on the roads, not to drink alcohol and to slow down.

The official holiday road toll is from Christmas Eve - 7 January.

Police are already out in force, as many people have taken advantage of Christmas Day falling on a Tuesday, to leave early for their holidays.