Transport

Brace yourself, it’s tourist driving season

New Zealanders can expect another summer of serious accidents involving tourists, says the car review website 

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 dogandlemon.com.

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 dogandlemon.com

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 dogandlemon.com.

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.”

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