Transport

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.

Lights on to survive Christmas

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

Government should promote alternatives to self-drive holidays, says safety campaigner

A prominent road safety campaigner has called on the New Zealand government to stop promoting self-drive holidays to foreign tourists, and instead to promote less risky alternatives.

Clive Matthew-Wilson, who edits the car review website dogandlemon.com, says many tourists simply lack the skills to drive safely on New Zealand roads.

Australian motorists losers in used Japanese car ban, says expert

Claims that allowing used Japanese cars into Australia would have reduced road safety are simply nonsense, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who has extensively studied the New Zealand experience with used imports, says:

“Used Japanese imports were the best thing that ever happened to the New Zealand consumer.”

Horror smash ‘easily preventable’ says safety campaigner

This weekend’s horror smash between a car and a truck, which killed three people, would not have occurred if the road had been fitted with median barriers, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Road safety campaigner, Clive Matthew-Wilson, says he was ‘sickened’ after viewing the mangled wreckage.

Poorly built roads kill innocent motorists

Dogandlemon.com editor, Clive Matthew-Wilson, says the government needs to take action to improve the safety of many “appallingly dangerous” rural roads.

Safekids' driveway safety initiative a tragic waste of time, says campaigner.

A new driveway safety initiative by Safekids, which includes giving parents a keyring with their child's picture, will do little or nothing to reduce driveway deaths, says the car review website  dogandlemon.    .

 

Government ignoring road safety science, says campaigner

A lack of scientific understanding is killing innocent people on our roads, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

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

Call to halt government BMW purchase after emission fraud allegations

The government’s purchase of BMW limousines should be suspended while BMW is under investigation for allegedly providing fraudulent fuel economy and emissions figures, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.

Tests by International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) – the same organisation that uncovered VW’s fraudulent diesel emissions claims – showed that many popular European cars, including BMW diesel vehicles, use more than 50% more fuel than claimed by the makers.

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