- #1677923TedE April 29, 2018 at 4:57 pm
Comparison of road space used by various modes of individual transport:
Hope i haven’t included to many references here but I feel they are important to add to the background.
TedE - Papakura -#1678177TedE May 1, 2018 at 9:27 am
Reducing speed limits is the key to reducing the road toll:
TedE - Papakura -#1678349TedE May 1, 2018 at 9:06 pm
Another plug for slower traffic:
TedE - Papakura -#1679421TedE May 9, 2018 at 12:04 am
Street space for people?
TedE - Papakura -#1679439halcyon May 9, 2018 at 9:26 am
The only problem TedE is that Kiwi are basically lazy. They will not walk if they can drive a car. How many times have I seen drivers waiting for a car space close to the supermarket when there are a number of parks available in the far side of the carpark.
The same with the local gym. People want to park next to the building rather than walk a couple of 100 meters.
Hopefully the cost of parking will eventually discourage many from driving in our congested cities. But I doubt it.
Bring on congestion tax. Yeah.#1679491don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1533don021 May 9, 2018 at 11:18 am
TedE, I agree something needs to be done to curb the road toll but I do not accept lowering speed limits is the answer. Accidents are mostly caused my drivers breaking the law so penalties need to be increased to make breaking the law not an option. As I have previously posted, impound the vehicle ON THE SPOT for serious infringements, I believ errant drivers will soon learn the error of their ways.#1679975TedE May 11, 2018 at 10:32 pm
Thank you for your thoughts on this Halcyon and Dono.
TedE - Papakura -#1679981halcyon May 12, 2018 at 9:58 am
Actually don021, I have been reflecting on your last post. I think you may be on to some thing by the impounding of cars for infringements. For example, caught driving while using a cell phone. Along with the fine the keys could be confiscated for a period of maybe an hour. Thus causing a problem for the driver. They either have to wait on the side of the road for an hour or find another form of transport to complete their journey. That may result in drivers reconsidering their behaviour.#1679984doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6086doogie May 12, 2018 at 10:33 am
There are many reasons for accidents apart from breaching the road rules. Inattention caused by tiredness, domestic and financial problems to name a few that pervade the human mind while driving. Life’s problems can never be eliminated or made illegal for drive however the end result for this inattention is a breach of road rules. Life goes on and nothing will change in this regard.
#1679995halcyon May 12, 2018 at 11:42 am
- This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by doogie.
Unfortunately for some, life does not go on doogie. Therefore we can not accept “accidents”. People need to be held accountable, even for inattention. It is only when we remove “excuses” that we will gain a change in behaviour.
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