Archive for: Accidents

Auckland’s Worst Road Dangers

Auckland’s Worst Road Dangers

3pm to 6pm is the most dangerous time for pedestrians in Auckland. 40 years ago 42% of Auckland kids walked to school. Now it is only 25%. Cyclists are involved...

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Car Ends Up On Tracks

Car Ends Up On Tracks

Wellington Police are currently at a motor vehicle crash near Petone where a car has ended up on the railway tracks, delaying rail services. Central Communications...

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Driving Age Up Monday

Driving Age Up Monday

After years of debate, come Monday the driving age will be increased from 15 to 16 years. Will it make a difference? Those motorway /police reality TV shows seem...

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Why Is Road Toll Low?

Why Is Road Toll Low?

How could the annual road toll be below 300 for the first time in 59 years? Are people driving less which has impacts on the justification for the motorway construction...

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Road Problems Tonight

Road Problems Tonight

UPDATE5pm All lanes and motorways on the Auckland network have re-opened after three separate incidents this afternoon, but significant delays will continue during...

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Where Pedestrians Get Bowled

Where Pedestrians Get Bowled

It’s still dangerous being a pedestrian in Auckland. Police investigating a serious injury crash on Sandringham Rd shortly after 2pm on Sunday are appealing...

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Give Way – Can’t We Just Do It?

Give Way – Can’t We Just Do It?

The Government is today calling for public submissions on its plans to change the give way rules. It’s planned this will come into effect early next year....

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Pedestrian Campaign Must Be Bolder

Pedestrian Campaign Must Be Bolder

Auckland Transport today launches a pedestrian safety ‘Check Before You Step’ campaign in Queen St. It’s targeted at  both pedestrians and drivers. Bus...

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Only 80% Trains Arrive On Time

Only 80% Trains Arrive On Time

Only 80% of Auckland’s trains arrived on time (within 5 minutes) last month. In Wellington 89% of trains were on time to within 5 minutes in March. Of the...

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1 in 3 Fatal Crashes Usual Hoons

1 in 3 Fatal Crashes Usual Hoons

It comes as no surprise that  this country’s appalling road toll is to a large degree the fault of predictable troublemakers who are responsible for 1 in...

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Govt Concern About Cycling Accidents

Govt Concern About Cycling Accidents

Good to see the government concern about the cycling tragedies. Transport minister Steven Joyce says the government will look to whether there are regulations that...

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Supermarkets Dangerous For Cars

Supermarkets Dangerous For Cars

We’re an honest nation! The most common place for car park collisions is the supermarket car park but most people who damage a parked car, don’t leave...

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Derailment Warning

Derailment Warning

A transport accident commission investigation report warns today that more main-line derailments attributed to wagon bogie side frame failures are likely –...

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Speed Limit Campaign Failed

Speed Limit Campaign Failed

Clearly the Labour weekend campaign to make us believe doing 54k would cause accidents didn’t work -although it did boost the police revenue as I saw drivers...

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What Caused Weekend Crashes

What Caused Weekend Crashes

All the fatal crashes over the weekend involve either speed, alcohol or crossing the centreline. As at 4pm, the holiday road toll stood at 7 with a further crash...

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Mobile Ban Ignored

Mobile Ban Ignored

Waiting to cross traffic lights this morning (at one of those frustrating complicated T intersections where you wait for ever), I was amazed how many passing motorists...

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Slip Taking Time To Clear

Slip Taking Time To Clear

It will be Monday before Wellington’s rail services can get back to normal. As the slip north of Plimmerton is still being cleared, electrified services cannot...

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Tougher Motorbike Licence Tests

Tougher Motorbike Licence Tests

Tougher motorbike licence tests, tests for moped users and a power-to-weight restriction for novices replacing the current cc restrictions are among measures announced...

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New Trend: Drunk Mum Drivers

New Trend: Drunk Mum Drivers

Two mothers were apprehended by Western Bay of Plenty Police staff while driving drunk on Tauranga roads over the weekend. The first woman, a 49 year old Papamoa...

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19 Yr Old Way Over Limit

19 Yr Old Way Over Limit

Young drivers are still not getting the message about drink driving. In Tauranga, a 19 yr old Tauranga man was spotted travelling last night at 115 km/h on a city...

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Govt Moves On Motorbike Safety

Govt Moves On Motorbike Safety

The ACC Minister is in Victoria trying to work out how that Australian state’s motorcycle safety record has so improved. Nick Smith says the serious injury...

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Drivers Fogged In Head

Drivers Fogged In Head

What is with drivers and fog? I drove to Coromandel early this morning and it was especially thick fog on the Hauraki Plains with very limited visibility. Drivers...

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How 2 Trains Almost Collided

How 2 Trains Almost Collided

A report into a near head on collision at Amokura reveals three people in train control didn’t know about the second train on the line – and one controller...

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Surprise At Drink Drive Decision

Surprise At Drink Drive Decision

The Motor Trade Association says it’s surprised at today’s announcement that the Government is seeking a further two years of research to determine the benefits...

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Call For Quad Bike Changes

Call For Quad Bike Changes

The Motor Trade Association says it supports Wellington coroner Ian Smith’s call for legislative change on quad bike use. It says more than 100 people dying in...

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