Transport

Thumbs up for government road safety announcement

The government’s increase in road safety spending is a “big step in the right direction” says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Among other projects, the Government Policy Statement (GPS) includes a “96% increase in regional transport projects that improve safety, resilience and access.” 

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says the increase in funding is “critical” to lowering the road toll.

Median barriers should be top road safety priority

A simple median barrier would have prevented today’s multiple fatalities at Waverly, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

A newborn baby was among six killed in a head-on collision.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says blaming bad driving does not save lives:

Speed cameras are a clumsy way of lowering the road toll

Speed cameras will not significantly lower the road toll, says the car review website Dogandlemon.com.

Dogandlemon.com editor Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says the rise in the road toll is largely due to an increase in accidents involving trucks, and also a rise in accidents involving middle-aged men on motorbikes.

Irresponsible rental companies should share responsibility for tourist accidents

The government should apply tough new standards to vehicle rentals, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, was commenting after the latest serious head-on collision involving a tourist driver.

Motorbikes dominate 2018 road toll

The rising number of motorbike deaths and injuries in New Zealand has prompted a call for urgent action.

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

“There have been 13 serious accidents involving motorcyclists since the beginning of the year. Motorbikes are killing around 50 people a year. “

Government must make tough decisions to lower road toll

The New Zealand government must give the police new powers to deal with motorists who won’t wear seatbelts and drivers who use cellphones, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

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

“The government is going to have to upset a lot of people if it wants to significantly reduce the growing road carnage.”

Better roads, less trucks, key to lowering road toll

Simple changes to our roads could more than halve the road toll, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

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

“The single most urgent task is to upgrade our Third World roading system. Roundabouts at intersections, rumble strips, roadside fencing and median barriers alone could more than halve our road toll.”

Lights on to survive Christmas

Cars with their lights on during the day are up to 25% less likely to end up in a fatal daytime collision, says the car review website  dogandlemon.com    

Dogandlemon.com editor Clive Matthew-Wilson – who is an outspoken road safety campaigner – says:

“The science is absolutely clear: if other motorists can see you, they can avoid colliding with you.”

Government should encourage tourists to take it easy

The new New Zealand government should encourage overseas visitors to see the country by train or bus, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, was commenting after the second fatal head-on collision involving a tourist in three weeks.

Police pursuit policy belongs in another century, says safety campaigner

The police need to modify their policy on pursuits, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, was commenting after the second fatal police chase in Auckland in a fortnight.

 Two people died and two others were seriously injured in the latest incident.

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