Transport

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.”

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."

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.”

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.

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