Police have condemned the actions of two young men who were photographed urinating out the windows of a vehicle driving on a Southland highway.
Angela and Karaan Chilton were travelling along State Highway 6 in Southland on Monday morning when they noticed the passengers hanging half their bodies out the side windows of the silver car.
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The pair were travelling behind the vehicle for about 10 minutes between Garston and Athol when the passengers appeared to urinate while several cars drove past.
Mrs Chilton said her husband was driving at 100km/h at the time and they estimated that the vehicle in question was travelling a bit faster than them.
A Southland district police spokesman said police were aware of the incident and were currently making enquiries.
"This behaviour is not only irresponsible but extremely dangerous for both the occupants of the vehicle and any other road users.
"Police continue to urge any motorist who witnesses any dangerous behaviour by any road user to contact police."
Road user safety adviser for Road Safety Southland Maureen Deuchrass said the passengers were putting their lives - and other motorists on the road - at risk.
"I think there's enough to worry about on our roads without worrying about this kind of stupid behaviour," he said.
Marty Oetgen, one of the owners of NZ Rent a Car, told Fairfax the company owned the car in which two passengers were spotted on State Highway 6 on Monday morning.
He said he was "disgusted" and "disappointed" with the passengers' actions.
"There's enough idiots on the road, you don't need this sort of thing," he toldFairfax.
The driver on the rental agreement was a 22-year-old French man, he said.
"We'll be having a conversation with them when they drop it off," he said.
•Motorists who witness dangerous behaviour by road users can contact either *555 or in an emergency, 111.