Truckie jailed for killing cyclist

A driver who killed a German cyclist after falling asleep at the wheel of his heavily laden logging truck and trailer has been jailed for two years and three months.

Troy Roberts was sentenced in Tauranga District Court on Friday after pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing the death of Stephan Stoermer, falsifying his log book and several breaches of regulations, relating to exceeding his restricted driving hours, the Bay of Plenty Times reported.

NZTA plans safety improvements at Horokiwi

from NZTA: We would like to inform you of safety improvements that the New Zealand Transport Agency plans for the Horokiwi intersection on State Highway 2. While this is a measure to improve safety for traffic as a whole, it will significantly help cyclists on the northbound route as it passes Horokiwi Road. Work is likely to begin later this year and will be advertised closer to the time.