Speed of Road Alerts (YOU can play a HUGE part here)
Our two main info sources are the Police and NZTA. Once
they've gone to a situation and confirmed the details, their report may be
delayed up to 90 mins.
You, on the other hand, can e-mail us almost instantly.
Please be as accurate as
possible and give distances, landmarks, intersections, how bad, and which
direction of travel is affected
. We will generate an initial basic alert
that will be an early heads-up for others. We will then send more details as
they come to hand.
We find that Lert members such as yourself are VERY reliable.
Check your E-mail
We have many alerts bounce
back with a message that reads "e-mail address is no longer valid".
Please check that your alternative e-mail address (if you have one) still
works - a huge time-savings for us.
Get the most from Alerts
Alerts help you avoid emergencies which you may not hear of
for hours otherwise. This gives you a heads-up and can buy you valuable
time. For example, during the Southland Snow Event in early June,
snow wasn't expected below 300m, however, it quickly became evident the=
re would be issues. Our in-house weather specialist issued an alert, advising
that roads were likely to close (thanks to the valuable reports from
members). That was at about 7pm, by 8:30pm the first roads were becoming
impassable, which meant people couldn't travel and those who did... got
stuck because they were unaware.
Weather changes very
quickly and this is why we always recommend the Txt service over
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Waverley Tragedy (Taranaki)
hearts go out to the hundreds of people affected by this. It's so sad, as
any crash is.
It was gut-wrenching for our staffer to have to send that
alert, and because the initial number of four dead was so high, he had to
confirm it, as it seemed incredulous. Four alerts were generated to help
road users. We have a lot of commercial drivers including truckies, using
our Txt Road Alert service. This impacted them severely, and you probably
saw the very long line of trucks pulled over on the TV news.
responsibly. It's better to arrive late, than not at all. DON'T use cell
phones. If you need to change the music, do it on the straights, not
corners. If you need to sneeze (it's cold season), slow down. Remember, the
sun is lower on the horizon, and that can cause you to sneeze and give you
Wind and rain have caused
problems over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon they affected Buller and NW
Nelson. From Monday to Wednesday, snow is forecast to about 400m. This will
affect the mountain passes.
The free E-mail service will keep you safer
sooner; the Txt service is sooner still. Please share our service with
friends and family.
us complete the Lert App!
We are in the final throws of finishing
the highly anticipated Lert App. To complete it, we need to raise
Lert has been developed thanks to the unwavering
dedication of Ashley, Derek and Stuart. We have committed our personal
finances, manpower, and passion - providing New Zealand with emergency
alerts for the past 6 years.
The App is nearly complete, but needs
that little bit extra to get it over the line.
To this end, we are
launching a PledgMe campaign to raise the funds needed.
With an additional $10,000 we expect to see the completion of the App by the end of
We would like your feedback; would you consider supporting this campaign?
If so click here (this does not commit you to anything).