Yeah, the number of dicks I've seen running red lights lately. I reckon this country would have no govt debt if they fined all these people for this behaviour.
Introduce a regime as follows:
1st offence: $50
2nd offence: $1000 or 7 days in prison
3rd offence: : car sold, all money to the state, 7 days in prison, $5000 fine if it wasn't your car
4th offence: Lifetime driving ban, 1 year in prison no parole
I know the police (and penalties) are much harsher in Australia than here, and I was pleasantly surprised by the civilised driving I observed whilst in Sydney last week.
Those are crazy options, the cost to NZ would be huge and not just for the Prison service.
Only if you assume people in NZ are too stupid to learn that driving through red lights is a bad idea. Do you think that?