Klipspringer:KiwiNZ:Klipspringer:KiwiNZ: No they shouldn't. They are a memorial to lives needlessly lost.
Best way to stop their numbers growing is ...
*Drive to the rules and drive to the conditions
*Drink zero alcohol and take zero drugs before driving
*And generally don't prat around on the roads
The problem with those points you listed is that the other driver also needs to abide by them.
That is my point, they apply to everyone, so many seem to think that the rules are optional and the roads a play ground
I would rather see people learn to drive to hazardous conditions, learn to drive to the unexpected, and learn how to control their car in the worst possible scenario.
We use to have an advanced driving course in South Africa which I took. It taught me so much about how to handle a car properly, and how to think about what that other driver may/may not do. Its probably the best course I have ever taken.
There is far more to safe driving than just slowing down, driving sober etc..
You will always have the "other driver". Rather drive to his unexpected behaviour instead of saying he should, should not do this or that.
Our roads are a dangerous place and we should learn to drive to the conditions.
The "Slow Down" point will obviously always prevent crashes. Its a moot point. Because slowing down will always be safer, if we want to prevent road deaths there is a simple solution. Slow down to 0km/h.
I have also done advanced driver training.