Safety

Heavier trucks will mean more road deaths, says campaigner

Heavier trucks will not significantly improve transport efficiency and will lead to more fatal accidents, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

 

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

Pedestrians: the forgotten road victims

Thursday October 13th 2016

 

The organiser of the World Sight Day event in Dunedin today has called for a full government inquiry into pedestrian deaths.

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:

Safety campaigner disappointed by Monash/AA safety rating guide

The Monash University / AA list of safe used cars (below) is both impractical and misleading, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says the list mainly recommends vehicles that are large and unreliable.

It's time for alternatives to killer trucks, says safety campaigner

The government must begin promoting alternatives to carrying freight by road, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

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

“Horrific accidents between trucks and cars are now a regular occurrence, especially in high traffic areas such as the Bay of Plenty.”’

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:

Calls to ban wire rope median barriers are misguided, says safety campaigner

Wire rope barriers save lives, including the lives of motorcyclists, says an outspoken road safety campaigner.

Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website dogandlemon.com, says:

“This is one time when I think the government is right; compelling scientific research suggests wire rope median barriers are actually safer for motorcyclists than most other forms of median barrier."

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