A short trip on a Auckland motorway highlights the state of driving in NZ and the lack of courtesy which NZ drivers have towards each other.
It begs the question, why are our Police so focused on speed when dangerous driving doesn't even seem to get a look in. We are so very different to other countries who don't place sole focus on speed, but also have a large focus on dangerous driving.
A quick trip on NZ roads this week:
Why do NZ drivers feel the need to drive at considerably less than the posted speed limit in the far right lane while the left lanes remain empty?
Our left hand lanes remain vacant, just take a look at night...
Why when attempting to pass, does a driver in the left lane suddenly increase speed to match?
Why do trucks attempt to pass each other at speeds almost the same when a passing lane becomes available, only to hold up every other road user?
Travelling across the USA quickly highlighted:
Every driver remains clear of fast lanes unless passing, and if they do happen to be in the fast lane they promptly change lanes to allow others to pass.
Trucks remain in non passing lanes, often with hazard lights flashing to indicate they are travelling at a slow speed.
When indicating, its not unusual for other drivers to slow to allow you to turn or change lanes (the opposite to NZ where drivers increase speed to close a gap).
Just my two cents, a shame that our Police force do not place the same focus on safe driving as they do on speed.