I'd be interested to know how our road accident statistics compare to those in Australia? There's a lot of talk in this thread about lack of enforcement of current road rules in NZ and according to recent posts above they are aggressively enforced in Australia. Are their road accident statistics significantly better than ours and therefore is enforcement working for them to create safer roads?
Without knowing the numbers I reckon there would be more to it than just enforcement. Both countries are poor at driver education and instilling defensive driving behaviours.
"But if we look across to Australia, they were on track to have about 4.4 road deaths per 100,000 people this year while New Zealand had 6.3."
Probably more to do with the quality of roads in Aus than enforcement. Kiwi drivers are also much more aggressive on the roads.