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  Reply # 1872193 24-Sep-2017 21:29
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ScuL: I just came back from a 5100km road trip across the country. Can't praise my dashcam enough for recording several scary moments.

 

That was a scary moment alright! I like all the info displayed on that dashcam - what is it?


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  Reply # 1872195 24-Sep-2017 21:37
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DOS LS360W

 

 





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  Reply # 1872230 25-Sep-2017 00:49
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Behodar:

 

Thanks. It's the first time I've ever seen foreign plates on a vehicle here!

 

 

 

 

A friend of mine drove his Land Rover from London to NZ and kept the UK plates on it for 12 months before registering it in NZ. Still has the GB sticker on.

 

Last year in Laos, I came across a Ford Transit in some two-chicken village miles from anywhere that had UK plates on so people do make very long international journeys. I would imagine NZ sees few of them simply due to the cost of getting here but I suppose you go through OZ.






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  Reply # 1872232 25-Sep-2017 00:53
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jarledb:

 

Xile:

 

Behodar:

 

Is it legal to use foreign numberplates in NZ? I just saw someone in a campervan with Dutch plates (on the wrong side of the road...)

 

 

No, it's not illegal so long as the vehicle is only in the country temporarily and has been registered with NZTA. Driving on the wrong side of the road is of course totally illegal..

 

 

That campervan is not going to be very suited to drive around in NZ. They drive on the right side of the road in the Netherlands. So its going to be a lot harder for the driver to figure out how to position the van on the road driving on "the wrong side". I guess one way to fix that is to drive like you were in the Netherlands.. Might work for a short time..

 

 

 

 

No different than the thousands of UK camper vans driven round Europe every year and vice versa, surely? Most Europeans are 'bi-lingual' drivers if they travel a lot - especially lorry drivers as lorries cross back and forth 24/7. UK drivers of course are, I think, the only left hand side drivers in Europe, so tend to be fairly adept if they holiday or work on the continent at switching sides etc.

 

The hardest thing to get used to us going round roundabouts the wrong way!






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  Reply # 1874815 29-Sep-2017 15:33
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Wellington, Manners St and Victoria St: notice the car blocking the road, notice the light...

 





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  Reply # 1874830 29-Sep-2017 15:58
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Very disappointed to not see my favourite muppets here, like Kermit and Fozzie Bear.





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  Reply # 1874831 29-Sep-2017 15:59
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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.


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  Reply # 1874832 29-Sep-2017 16:00
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DarthKermit:

 

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.

 

 

People pay fines?!





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  Reply # 1874843 29-Sep-2017 16:08
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kiwifidget:

 

DarthKermit:

 

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.

 

 

People pay fines?!

 

 

Nah - the worst offenders just have them converted to Community Service - which they don't do either!

 

Every trip I make here in Christchurch longer than 15 minutes, I average seeing 3 red light runners.


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Oh yeah, I meant in a perfect world where these people paid their fines.


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  Reply # 1874849 29-Sep-2017 16:23
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DarthKermit:

 

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.






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  Reply # 1874858 29-Sep-2017 16:46
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Geektastic:

 

DarthKermit:

 

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.





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  Reply # 1874890 29-Sep-2017 18:01
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Must have been important.  Needed two hands to use the cellphone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1874892 29-Sep-2017 18:09
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I just had the "joy" of witnessing a vehicle turning left at high speed (looking like it was about to topple over) while indicating right. DarthKermit's quote from another thread seems oddly relevant:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Whakatane: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. tongue-out

 


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