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NZ road toll – what is acceptable?

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    jennifer128355

    I agree with all comments in so far on certain points.   The teens of today are completely out of control and think they are above the law!  There is definitely  some blame on the way they have been brought up, from parents that no better. Truancy…..a parent has to call in here, before school, and say why the student is absent.  Why is that not done in NZ?

    We see every day here on the big mouth younger generation, and see why they get into trouble. They think they know everything which eventually will lead to their demise!  As we see!

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    TedE

    The teens of today are the products of our education?
    We are constantly reminded that we need to take responsibility for our children.
    I was talking to a man my age the other day who could not understand why I considered “Motor |Sport” not to be a sport. The explanation was quite long and did not convince him. We do not need to look far to find a real disconnect between our expectations and the example we set.

    Do we need to travel ever faster to hurry up and wait?

    TedE - Papakura -

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    TedE

    This is an interesting perspective!
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/14/canada-toronto-cycling-pedestrian-deaths-cars?CMP=share_btn_fb

    TedE - Papakura -

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    TedE

    What would happen if all Roads remained as 50kph, everything else (streets, avenues, etc) were to be 30kph. Reducing the speed of traffic makes it safer and average seppd to destination is not affected greatly.
    We need to do something to reduce speeds on the streets where we live.

    TedE - Papakura -

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    Bryan

    Well I don’t think it’s such a silly idea Ted. The only thing (problem) would be in making it “stick” and Policing it. As for myself I generally stick around 95kph and it’s surprising how many times some hotshot in a flash new car flys past around 110 and low and behold in the next town here we are about 2 or 3 cars behind them and I scratch my head and wonder what’s the gain?

    BTW, I wonder who remembers the radio show at the weekend “Motoring with Robby”? I will always remember him saying that every time we put our foot on the break we are wasting petrol, because we had to use extra to attain that speed. Better to look ahead and read the traffic a little and foot off the “GO” peddle and let the speed roll off on it’s own. Something else he said if we are stopped on the side of the road with motor to remember we are doing “0mph” Makes one think when stuck in traffic don’t it!! 😎 😎

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    don021

    I well remember that programme on 1ZB Bryan and have always followed that good advice of slowing down before corners and putting the foot down slowly after. When somebody roars past me, burning excess fuel, I think ” a fool and his money are soon parted”

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    Bryan

    I didn’t know it was country wide as I listened on 2ZB. I was only about 16/17 at the time and as I had only had my licence from 15 I was still on the “Keen to learn” stage, where as I think todays youth already seem to know it all.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    don021

    Bryan & Ted, making rules of the road is one thing, enforcing them is another and you only have to stand and watch at a STOP sign intersection to see the majority of drivers are NOT law abiding. We need a minister of transport with some determination to not bring offenders to justice, but to STOP the offending.

    #1684939
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    Bryan

    You will not get any argument from me about that Don. And Stop means STOP, not slow down and but Stop the wheels actually turning, then looking and giving way to all traffic.

    Round-about’s are something else people need a refresher corse on as well.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    Bryan

    BTW, I wonder how many of us could pass a drivers licence test now? To be honest I know I would have a probLem!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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