Yana’ Yarn— 30 January

Encouraging good and safe driver habits can be a hard one. We all think we’re ‘right’ when it comes to being on the road, but our national road toll of deaths would say otherwise.
If you haven’t heard of the post stating tips to avoid speeding, that has gone wild on social media in the past few weeks, let me reiterate.
Waikato Police shared this post that was sent in by another Police organisation, earlier in the month revealing a “simple yet genius” trick to avoid getting a speeding ticket.
“A ticket can be avoided by following these three easy steps:
1. Look closely at the signs on the road that show you the speed limit. The number indicated is the maximum speed you can travel. Whether you’re on foot, bike or car.
2. Try to locate your car’s speedometer. You normally find it somewhere in front of the driver’s seat, on the dashboard. It has an arrow pointing to the number that reflects the car’s speed. On newer cars, the speed is sometimes displayed digitally, with numbers.
3. This last point is also the hardest. Adjust your speed according to the number shown on the road sign. The police can not fine you if you do not drive over this number.
Strangely, there seem to be surprisingly too few who are aware of this simple yet genius trick. And best of all, if you stick to it, you’ll never have to pay a speeding fine ever again.”
Let’s give those three steps a go this week. Most kids are back at school now, so stay safe on the roads and look out for the little people.
I hope you all had a great long weekend and got to enjoy the sun and the day off  wherever you were.

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