Police are part way through a week long intersection campaign which has them keeping a particularly close eye on intersections in the Western Bay.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said the aim of the campaign was to increase awareness and reduce the number of crashes.
``The Western Bay continues to be over represented in intersection crashes the main causation being failing to stop or not checking properly.''
Across the Bay of Plenty region there were 4390 intersection crashes from 2006 and 2010, he said.
Police officers will continue to be stationed at traffic lights, give way and stop signs, roundabouts and uncontrolled intersections throughout the week.
``I'm urging drivers to actually comply with traffic lights, and the amber light, and asking them to make sure they actually stop at stop signs. There is a risk there and there is a need for greater caution,'' Mr Campion said.