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  Reply # 1249229 2-Mar-2015 10:44
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yes. there are exceptions, for example if they were obviously drunk etc, but otherwise it's illegal




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  Reply # 1249234 2-Mar-2015 10:50
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what i'm worried though is that road rage will be on the rise - it wíll be a matter of time until someone gets assaulted ... wait ...




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  Reply # 1249367 2-Mar-2015 12:28
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joker97: what i'm worried though is that road rage will be on the rise - it wíll be a matter of time until someone gets assaulted ... wait ...


Bet they'd think twice if the car driver might be armed...!!☺





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  Reply # 1249440 2-Mar-2015 13:20
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The south africans solved this years ago. Just need to fit these to rental cars.

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My simple solution to the problem would be a scratch card test for drivers from countries that drive on the right.
No racial profiling, nothing like that - if you come from a right hand country, you take the test.

Rental car companies must be able to show the scratch test to police in the event that a rental car was in an accident or reported for dangerous driving, to prove that they took the practical step of ensuring the driver knew what they were doing when they rented the car.

The questions can focus more on passing, stopping for red lights, speed, rather than the general learners test.
It can be used as a partially educational test, and the LTSA (or whatever they call themselves now) can supply the tests - much in the same way they do for learner driver tests at the AA

If a driver fails the test, they watch a video, and take the test again.
The video can be viewed on a phone or tablet so there isnt any undue burden on rental companies to modify their offices to create a video room or testing room.

If the tourist fails it then they cant rent the car.

In places like Bermuda, they have banned all tourists from driving - though you can get around the island on a bike quite easily. Many other countries have similar rules for tourists so its not like we are being unfair to them.

Its not like Thailand where we have separate toilets specifically for chinese.




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  Reply # 1249597 2-Mar-2015 15:57
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raytaylor:
My simple solution to the problem would be a scratch card test for drivers from countries that drive on the right.


The airlines could include the test & video in the Inflight Entertainment Systems, so that people could be doing this on the flight to NZ. Send the results to NZTA on arrival.


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  Reply # 1249611 2-Mar-2015 16:05
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frankv:
raytaylor:
My simple solution to the problem would be a scratch card test for drivers from countries that drive on the right.


The airlines could include the test & video in the Inflight Entertainment Systems, so that people could be doing this on the flight to NZ. Send the results to NZTA on arrival.



Thats a pretty good idea. Harder to legislate though.
Personally if i was going to be renting a car in another country i would be spending a half day on youtube before i leave learning the local road code. If it was on the aeroplane then thats extra study time.




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  Reply # 1249716 2-Mar-2015 18:50
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frankv:
raytaylor:
My simple solution to the problem would be a scratch card test for drivers from countries that drive on the right.


The airlines could include the test & video in the Inflight Entertainment Systems, so that people could be doing this on the flight to NZ. Send the results to NZTA on arrival.



Not really workable.  The number of airlines in the world, and most of them don't actually run their own system (they whitelabel a Lufthansa offering or similar) and they are not going to be keen to make substantial changes to support one country of 5 million people.  It's just not going to happen.

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I think that the best can be done is simply an international directory of driving videos stored in the movie catalog on the entertainment systems.




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  Reply # 1249820 2-Mar-2015 21:04
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may i propose a test everytime our driver licence expires and needs renewing

... *runs and hides under the desk




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To be honest I shall be glad to get home on Friday. The behavior of the self appointed driving militia on the roads at the moment leads me to wish I at least had Mace in the car in case some ignorant yokel in a wife beater decides to "take action" as the arbiter of excellent driving.....





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this is getting out of hand . What happened to patience.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11410612




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  Reply # 1250019 3-Mar-2015 09:17
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vexxxboy: this is getting out of hand . What happened to patience.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11410612


will these guys start to take the wheels off cyclists next?




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vexxxboy: this is getting out of hand . What happened to patience.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11410612


At what point do the people taking the keys start being charged? I wonder if this might start happening, like you say, it's getting a bit out of hand, particularly in a country where tourism is big.

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  Reply # 1250035 3-Mar-2015 09:42
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NzBeagle:
vexxxboy: this is getting out of hand . What happened to patience.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11410612


At what point do the people taking the keys start being charged? I wonder if this might start happening, like you say, it's getting a bit out of hand, particularly in a country where tourism is big.


This guy who took the keys should've been charged, at a mininum just pour encourager les autres.

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