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Topic # 224106 2-Nov-2017 17:44
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Last Tuesday evening there was a fatal accident on the corner of Worcester and Tancred St. Apparently, at least one passenger died and other three people were sent to the hospital in critical conditions. That is a 50km/h zone. The front of the car is gone. Probably, the driver was going over 100km/h. The white wagon T boned another car and it was backed into the fence at the Under the Red Verandah cafe (it's a busy coffee shop. It was already closed at that time).

 

I'm just posting this as a reminder of the importance of respecting the road code.

 

 

 

car crash

 

accident

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/98435715/two-cars-collide-in-fatal-highspeed-smash-in-linwood


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  Reply # 1895146 4-Nov-2017 09:56
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Speed kills.....but excess speed is just a symptom of underlying stupidity. 

 

It's an insight into the human mind. Almost every day people die for this very reason.....but the stupid among us take no notice. 





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  Reply # 1895171 4-Nov-2017 11:18
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About the last Darwinism even the nanny state we live in can’t really protect people from?

Speed Kills signs have been up in NZ for years, statistics proves a very high correlation, but this is one of those things that most people don’t get to learn by experience

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  Reply # 1895176 4-Nov-2017 11:37
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A high proportion of the road deaths are people not wearing seatbelts - give yourself a chance people !

 

If you can't understand that physics trumps your sense of freedom, you don't deserve to have your genes reproduced :-)

 

Edit: NZ has a 97% seatbelt wearing rate.

 

30% of road fatalities that have happened could have been prevented by wearing a seatbelt. Case closed.

 

http://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Research/Documents/TERNZ-Report-Why-people-die-in-crashes.pdf

 

 




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  Reply # 1895181 4-Nov-2017 12:05
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Linuxluver:

 

Speed kills.....but excess speed is just a symptom of underlying stupidity. 

 

It's an insight into the human mind. Almost every day people die for this very reason.....but the stupid among us take no notice. 

 

 

Stupidity and abuse of alcohol or drugs lead to reckless driving. Unfortunately, that puts not only the driver's life in danger but it's a risk to other road users too.


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  Reply # 1895189 4-Nov-2017 12:45
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Speed is only relevant if there is a loss of control or the driver of the 'speeding' vehicle also fails to obey other road rules or the driver of another vehicle fails to obey other road rules. Someone failed to give way here. Without that factor, there wouldn't have been a collision.


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  Reply # 1895207 4-Nov-2017 13:46
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PhantomNVD: About the last Darwinism even the nanny state we live in can’t really protect people from?

Speed Kills signs have been up in NZ for years, statistics proves a very high correlation, but this is one of those things that most people don’t get to learn by experience


We don't live in a "nanny state". 

We live in a country that tries to help stupid people avoid behaviours that hurt them and others.  

Stupid people will see that as interfering. I've just about had it with stupid people. 








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  Reply # 1895224 4-Nov-2017 15:41
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The greater the speed the bigger the mess. Slow down and don't let other drivers mistakes kill you. The road is for transport not playtime.





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  Reply # 1895256 4-Nov-2017 16:28
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Linuxluver:

PhantomNVD: About the last Darwinism even the nanny state we live in can’t really protect people from?

Speed Kills signs have been up in NZ for years, statistics proves a very high correlation, but this is one of those things that most people don’t get to learn by experience


We don't live in a "nanny state". 

We live in a country that tries to help stupid people avoid behaviours that hurt them and others.  

Stupid people will see that as interfering. I've just about had it with stupid people. 






Unfortunately, they also legislate to make simple DIY things ‘illegal’ for intelligent people too... so I call ‘nanny state’.
Like the ‘anti smacking’ law, the people who it’s intended to limit are the ones who simply ignore the rules anyway.

In my own DIY example, I had to hurry my Solar panel install on my motor home a couple years back as the sparky union lobbied successfully to limit DIY solar installs to be a max of 240W, so my 500W install was perfectly safe and legal the month I did it (and ‘grandfathered’ legal afterward) but illegal to do the month later 🙄

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  Reply # 1895275 4-Nov-2017 17:41
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cadman:

Speed is only relevant if there is a loss of control or the driver of the 'speeding' vehicle also fails to obey other road rules or the driver of another vehicle fails to obey other road rules. Someone failed to give way here. Without that factor, there wouldn't have been a collision.


I cut my finger on the sharp edge of a can of baked beans I just opened. Of course, if I hadn’t opened the can, it wouldn’t have happened.




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  Reply # 1895293 4-Nov-2017 18:46
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BlinkyBill:
cadman:

 

Speed is only relevant if there is a loss of control or the driver of the 'speeding' vehicle also fails to obey other road rules or the driver of another vehicle fails to obey other road rules. Someone failed to give way here. Without that factor, there wouldn't have been a collision.

 


I cut my finger on the sharp edge of a can of baked beans I just opened. Of course, if I hadn’t opened the can, it wouldn’t have happened.

 

 

 

if you had taken more care you wouldnt have cut it.





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  Reply # 1895294 4-Nov-2017 18:55
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elpenguino:

 

 

 

[SNIP]

 

Edit: NZ has a 97% seatbelt wearing rate.

 

[SNIP

 

 

You've got to wonder at those people that plug in their seat belts and sit on them to stop the warning buzzer.  That's dedicated stupidity for you.  You also have to admire the cops that spot this trick, as seen in those Brit cop reality programs.  Oh to still have the eyesight I used to have 50 years agofrown.   Actually, having very recently had my second cataract op, my sight is a lot better than it used to be.





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