Auckland police's desperate plea for New Year's Eve fireworks watchers

Auckland police's desperate plea for New Year's Eve fireworks watchers
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New Year's Eve revellers in Auckland are being urged by police not to stop their cars on the Harbour Bridge to watch the fireworks.

As absurd as it may seem, police say they have been to a number of crashes and near misses on the bridge in previous years where people have stopped their cars and, in some cases, even got out to get a good view of the fireworks.

In a statement, police and NZTA said stopping on the bridge was "inherently dangerous" and could lead to a fatal crash.

People who do stop without a genuine reason - which doesn't include watching fireworks - face an infringement notice of up to $600.

A number of police will be around the Harbour Bridge to keep an eye on motorists for the night.

The holiday road toll currently stands at five. 

Newshub.

 

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