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

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

Car owner wins battle over false fuel economy figures

The Disputes Tribunal has ruled that the fuel economy figures claimed for a Ford Kuga car were false.

On August 7, the Tribunal awarded $6000 to Marton man Bruce Campbell, whose car used significantly more fuel than was promised by the dealer.

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

ACC lying over levy blunders, says safety campaigner

The Accident Compensation Commission’s attempt to blame multiple mistakes in setting vehicle levies on a computer ‘coding error’ is a blatant mistruth, says the car review website

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says:

“The ACC has based the entire levy system on a set of badly flawed data from Monash University. This Monash data is riddled with errors and false assumptions; that’s the real reason for the multiple mistakes in setting ACC levies.”

Jailing tourist driver won’t save lives, says campaigner

Today’s prison sentence for Chinese tourist driver Jing Cao will do nothing for road safety, says the car review website

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

“Aside from satisfying some primitive lust for revenge, this sentence achieves nothing. It won’t bring back the dead child, nor will it deter other tourist drivers from making similar mistakes.”

Select Committee ruling will cost lives, says campaigner

Innocent people will die as a result of a recent ruling by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee, says the car review website

The committee rejected a call for compulsory testing of foreign drivers, despite a 30,000-strong petition launched by the family of Grant Roberts, who was killed by a tourist driver in a rental vehicle.