The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging everyone to plan ahead and check the Labour Weekend hotspots before heading away.
The Hotspots(external link) maps collate information from previous Labour Weekend journeys on the times where traffic is heaviest.
Transport Agency Journey Manager Nigel D’Ath says people should consider avoiding travel during the times of heaviest congestion or at least be forewarned on what to expect.
“Increased traffic volumes, tiredness and driving in unfamiliar environments can make driving over these long weekends more stressful.
“Remember you’re sharing the road with many others you have a responsibility to be courteous and patient to ensure you look after yourself, your families and other road users,” Mr D’Ath says.
For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can sign up to On The Move at www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link).
For real time information on highway conditions and incidents or to report issues on the network visit www.nzta.govt.nz, call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS.
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