Law

Collins wrong to claim credit for reduction in boy racer incidents

Police Minister Judith Collins has dishonestly claimed credit for a natural fall in boy racer incidents, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

FBI disagrees with NZ government over police chases

Police chases for minor offences are dangerous and generally unnecessary, says the American Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A 2010 FBI report says breaking off the pursuit of a fleeing vehicle has very few negative consequences for crime-fighting.

Government inaction drives tourist road toll, says safety campaigner

The government’s strategy for preventing tourist accidents has been a complete failure, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says many tourists simply lack the skills to drive safely on New Zealand roads, yet the government does nothing to stop them from renting cars and crashing.

Brace yourself, it’s tourist driving season

New Zealanders can expect another summer of serious accidents involving tourists, says the car review website 

VW pollution scandal “the tip of the iceberg”

The recent scandal, in which Volkswagen was found to be cheating on diesel emission tests in the US, is just the tip of the iceberg, says the car review website 

Safety campaigner backs increased speed limit

An increased speed limit on selected roads is unlikely to increase road deaths, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

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

Tourist vehicle code of practice ‘worse than useless’, says safety campaigner

The tourism industry code of practice will do little to prevent unsafe drivers from renting cars, says the car review website dogandlemon.com

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