In 2021 on average there was one day each fortnight where you would have experienced delays driving on SH1 between Ōtaki and Levin.
Eight people sadly lost their life on that stretch of road, and there were 37 crashes — that’s about 3 each month on average.
The road was completely closed 5 times.
Those stats are why I take a book now if I’m travelling on that stretch of road.
To see more on this and to read the documents with the info, or for comparisons with recent years take a look at Road Crash stats – Waikawa News.