- #1629874joybelMemberMember since: November 2, 2006
Replies: 33257joybel July 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm
It will not be any better once the weed takes over from cigarettes and no restrictions whatever the law pretends. Littering will be back with us. Where there’s a will there will be a way to get through red tape and the law so the drug pushers and brain damaged can legally have their habit. Are cunning dogs more cunning than money hungry dregs of society of which the numbers will grow. The law has not a leg to stand on these day. A miracle by way of honesty is our only hope for a safe passage to adulthood for our children.#1630023lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1414lilith7 July 8, 2017 at 10:42 am
Getting back to the subject,I believe that the advent of driverless cars may do away with accidents. Although they’ll also put many people out of work,so not without problems.
Perhaps we should look at those countries which have a lower accident rate & see what they’re doing,if it makes a difference.#1631482TedE July 17, 2017 at 3:38 pm
Lillith? what do you see as the lead in time for the driverless cars?
Should we wait until then to try and stop killing people on our roads?
How do you see their driverless car computers deciding on whether kill/injure the passengers or kill the pedestrians?
Who is going to make that decision? you or me?
I see in the AA Directions magazine that 100 of the persons killed on the road last year were not wearing their seat belts and that had they been a considerable number would have survived. Can we get an override included in the cars to preclude them being driven with a seat occupied and the seat belt not coupled?
I’m not trying to get at you Lillith but I would like this discussion to be more active, with ideas to reduce the casual way we drive our lethal weapons.
Thank you for your thoughts
TedE - Papakura -#1631541SquirterMemberMember since: March 18, 2007
Replies: 13052Squirter July 17, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Vehicles….and as a thought. It is my belief that we have started in a era of ‘very fast’ changing times so….vehicles as we know them today, within 15 years there will not be vehicles with wheels that will not need roads as we know them. How does that tickles your tonsils. 😯 😯 😯
Again changing times!!!! within that time of 15 years what else will probably change???? any takers???? 😉 😉 😉 how about politics for the benefit of the collective???? c’mon you dead heads how about a response???? 😯 😯 😯
Cheers, beers, n’wine for the Sheila’s. 😀#1631596TedE July 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm
That really worries me Squirter. Having had a little to do with aircraft and the varied abilities of licensed pilots it would be a real worry if many of our present drivers started to operate in 3 dimensions. I think the drones are going to be a problem as well for safety.
The long term answer is to change our life styles and that will either be forced on us or it will be managed by us. At the moment it would appear that it will not be done in consultation but imposed.
TedE - Papakura -#1635397TedE August 8, 2017 at 11:12 am
So far this year we have killed 230 people on our roads. In the last 12 months we have killed 357 people and that’s more than one per day died because of our transport systems.
The 2015 figures were:
291 fatal road crashes
9,446 injury crashes
12,270 people injured
Casualty rates for 2015 were:
0.9 deaths per 10,000 vehicles
35 injuries per 10,000 vehicles
6.9 deaths per 100,000 population
267 injuries per 100,000 population
TedE - Papakura -#1636958TedE August 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm
A report in the NZ Heralds stated that 90 people have been killed in the past year while travelling in cars involved in accidents while they were not wearing their seat belts. They state a third of those people would have survived if seat belts had been worn.
TedE - Papakura -#1637079TedE August 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm
Here’s an interesting thought for reducing the road toll in the most congested part of NZ:
TedE - Papakura -#1637089don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1533don021 August 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm
Strange that people are still suggesting ways to free up Auckland traffic when the best plan, to build a new port on the Firth of Thames, seems to have been mislaid. Until this scheme is completed Auckland will remain a transport shambles.
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