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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Yeah, wonderful. That's why we killed 843 people in 1973 on the roads.

    When the population was 3 million, each family had 1 car, and motorbikes were plentiful.
    What, nothing at all to do with the fact that cars are engineered so that you're more than twice as likely to survive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean1 View Post
    What, nothing at all to do with the fact that cars are engineered so that you're more than twice as likely to survive?
    Roads have got better, vehicles have got better, even the licence system is turning out better riders.

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    Had two weeks up north Auck, Whangare last week. Sure enough at Ellerslie some clown jumped out of a van and died. 2 hrs of jammed traffic and chopper overhead.

    I was surprised at the number of wire rope barriers knocked down and looking limp.Quite a few damaged cars on the side of the road wrapped in police tape as well. (over the week gradually being stripped).

    Hadn't seen Auck for 35 years and have no want to see it again.

    Nice to get back to the Horowhenua Monday and a ride .

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    Police can get as tough as they want on speed but when one drugged up driver wipes out 7 people including his own kids what chance is there that we will ever start to see a decrease in the road toll.. I don't think this is an isolated case either...

    We are seeing more 7 seater type vehicles as well and thus the number of injuries/deaths per accident increase...

    I cant see much changing for some time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Police can get as tough as they want on speed but when one drugged up driver wipes out 7 people including his own kids what chance is there that we will ever start to see a decrease in the road toll.. I don't think this is an isolated case either...

    We are seeing more 7 seater type vehicles as well and thus the number of injuries/deaths per accident increase...

    I cant see much changing for some time
    +1. What's the percentage of stoned / drugged drivers, 5% or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OddDuck View Post
    +1. What's the percentage of stoned / drugged drivers, 5% or so?
    Do you know the percentage of drunk drivers on the roads of NZ .. ?? Guess which of the vehicle operators on the road as you ride/drive anywhere are drunk or stoned. This is a fun game to play as you ride or drive anywhere.

    Drugged drivers on the roads are nothing new. Just finding ways to catch them before they kill somebody is the intent. The methods used to test those suspected is improving.

    But ... the "Professional" drunks and druggies know (and hope) most of the time they'll get away with it.

    The anti drug driving ad's on tv are almost funny. until you realize ... that instead of hitting a street sign, they may hit you. Guess which one will laugh first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Do you know the percentage of drunk drivers on the roads of NZ .. ?? Guess which of the vehicle operators on the road as you ride/drive anywhere are drunk or stoned. This is a fun game to play as you ride or drive anywhere.
    There'd have to be a lot less drunks on the road than previously. It used to be that occasionally you'd see one weaving all over the road, I haven't seen that in several decades. Nobody I know drinks and drives any more, some have a one beer limit, where people used to meet up over a beer now it's a more likely a coffee.

    The jury is still out on the drug testing thing, we need more information, apparently the marijuana tests will show positive when the driver is no longer effected. That could be a worry for some.

    The police would have to get off their arse to administer the test and that could be a problem. Too many cops seem to be stuck to the seat of their car. Yesterday I was behind a cop car as a guy shot through a red light at speed. It would seem that as far as the cop was concerned, it never happened.
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    wife was driving from bombay motorway >> north yesterday, a bike was lane splitting up the slow traffic and a young dork in front of her was laughing his head off, he was swerving right and then left trying to take the biker out, bet he was high as a kite giggling all the way home -- wonder if the rider was someone on here? --- knuckle justice is the only justice that will ever be applied to the kid I reckon, police won't stop that (probably miles behind in the queue of cars..) and is there a fine for that? is it more than the maximum speeding fine you can get as its much more likley to result in death for the rider

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