Aredwood: So since speed contributed to approx 3 out of 10 fatal crashes. What contrubuted to the other 7 out of 10? Im guessing poor driving skills. What I want to know is Why does NZ have the crazy system of tough tests for new drivers but no ongoing testing for existing drivers? We are basicly saying to teenagers when they pass their full licence test. "Congratulations on passing your driving test. You won't need to do another driving test for at least 50 years." And what about those older drivers who got their licence when the test was just a quick theory test. And a drive around the block with one of the traffic cops?
Retesting unfortunately does not change attitude, drink driving, speeding and seldom makes a stupid person a non stupid person. We have a bad attitude to driving in NZ, many don't take it seriously, think the roads are a play pen and many become incredibly aggressive when they get behind the wheel.