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Time to get serious about road safety

The police should have the power to temporarily impound vehicles for seatbelt violations and permanently seize cellphones used by drivers in moving vehicles, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

 

Multiple fatality ‘easily preventable’, says safety campaigner

Last Monday’s multiple fatality near Huntly could have been prevented by simple changes in rules and technology, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Brisbane holidaymaker Stephen Phillips, together with his partner’s sons Jasper Williams, 14, and Ruben Williams, 12, were killed when their car collided with a truck on State Highway 1, after veering into the opposing lane.

New Zealand should not accept Chinese driver's licences, says safety campaigner

Chinese nationals should not be allowed to use international driver's licences in New Zealand, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, asks:

Multiple fatality blamed on unsafe road

A lack of safety features on the notorious Desert Road in the central North island was directly responsible for today’s triple fatality, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says today’s accident was a typical example of what happens when roads aren’t properly built and managed.

“You have snow and ice, a driver unfamiliar with the conditions, a truck, and a lack of median barrier. The end result is three dead bodies.”

Time to rethink road safety, says campaigner

The government needs to change the way we operate our roads, says, the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says:

Speeding government limos show disregard for laws, says campaigner

It's hypocritical for the government to condemn speeding when its own drivers break the law on a regular basis, says the car review website dogandlemon.com

Commenting after GPS records showed that the Crown limousines exceed speed limits on a large percentage of trips, editor Matthew-Wilson says:

“The police and the government are quick to blame speeding for the road toll, yet their own adherence to the speed limits is patchy at best.”

Time to close down rogue car rental firms, says campaigner

The government should set higher standards for rental vehicles, including appearance and safety, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says:

Engineer calls for urgent carpark checks after near-fatal accident

A respected civil engineer has called for an urgent examination of New Zealand’s parking buildings, after the recent incident where a motorist drove straight off a four-storey carpark.

Licence scam “the tip of the iceberg” says safety campaigner

A prominent road safety campaigner has suggested that many motorists from China and India may not have valid licences when they drive in New Zealand.

Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website dogandlemon.com, says the Auckland example, where a booking officer at AA Meadowlands has allegedly been selling licences for $500, is “just the tip of the iceberg.”

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