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At any time of year all drivers need to make sure they are driving to the conditions and driving safely. This is especially true during winter when variable weather and road conditions can make a drastic difference to the handling and stopping capabilities of any vehicle.

One of our customers discovered this on Sunday by having a major accident on a local Canterbury road, and while the car was totaled he was lucky enough to be able to walk away from the accident without a hospital visit or worse.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind people that any vehicle is only as safe as the person driving it, and that there are lot of easy ways to reduce your risk on the road:

1. Drive to the conditions:
If it is windy, icy or wet and raining then not only will the car not be able to stop in the same distance as it would in dry, pristine conditions, it will also be much easier to lose traction and control.

2. Drive defensively:
All it takes for an accident is one momentary lapse in concentration, it could be yours or it could be someone else's, by driving defensively (i.e. increased following distance) you give yourself extra space and time to deal with any unexpected circumstances that may arise.

3. Change down gears on mountain roads, if brakes are overused they overheat and fail:
We hire out a lot of vehicles and we see many of them returned after hires with the tell-tale signs of brakes being overheated (rims which are blackened with brake dust, glazed brake pads etc). Our country has absolutely stunning vistas especially through the alpine areas, but due to the locations a lot of the roads are narrow, twisty and steep. Using the lower gears in a car (especially in an automatic or tiptronic vehicle), takes the pressure off the brakes by using the engine to help slow the car down. In an automatic vehicle this means changing from D down to 3, 2, or L as needed and turning the O/D off (if fitted).

4. Plan your journey and have regular breaks:
Fatigue is one of the biggest contributors to accidents on NZ roads. A well planned trip with planned stops can maximise what you see while reducing your risk. Check out the NZ AA's website for a free travel time and distance calculator as well as handy information about the various areas.

http://www.aatravel.co.nz/main/

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We would like to send a big thanks to Showbiz Christchurch for hosting us and the cast of Phantom for an absolutely brilliant performance at Isaac Theatre Royal last night.

If you haven't already seen it, get in quick and see it before it closes on the 2nd of May!
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It's winter and that means water, ice and snow on the road. Luckily for us the NZTA has this helpful Safer Winter Driving pamphlet with some great hints.

Remember to drive to the conditions this winter!
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One of our very good customers Keri Low from SportNZ is off to the UK next week to compete in the 8 Ball Pool World Championship being held in Blackpool. We want to wish her the best of luck and hopefully the Crusaders can give her a good send off on Tuesday night!
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