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  Reply # 305616 9-Mar-2010 09:49
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Changing the right hand rule 'because it confuses people' absolutely infuriates me.

It is a good rule that when put into practice correctly, aids traffic flow considerably.

Along with people who fail to keep left, people that cant turn into the closest lane, people who cant indicate and people who indicate incorrectly at roundabouts, People whom cant implement the right hand rule correctly should have their licences suspended and be forced to undergo further training.

Simple fact is this: If the current road rules confuse you as a driver, you are NOT FIT to be driving on the countries roads!! You have a responsibility as a driver to make sure you understand and can implement all road rules!

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  Reply # 305619 9-Mar-2010 10:07
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lissie: I didn't say I drove over the limit.


Right. I apologise. It seems I interpreted your original post incorrectly.

lissie:  get caught and you lose your licence for 3 years - just for being over - not for dangerous driving or causing an accident or anything


See, I interpreted this as saying it was okay to drink and drive, over the limit, as long as you didn't cause an accident. You can see how I made that interpretation.

lissie: The reality is that I am an experienced drinker and driver  
 

And here I interpreted this as your excuse for your behaviour - that you are experienced, so it is okay.

I don't know you, or your driving. I only know what you wrote. I took offence to that, as it seemed, to me, to be saying that it is okay for you to drive 'over the limit' as long as you didn't crash, as you are experienced.  

 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 305660 9-Mar-2010 12:25
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The new T intersection right hand rule seems to have been implemented in South Auckland for the past 10 years or so. Lost count of the number of near misses from our recent immigrant population who can't read a road code.




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  Reply # 305671 9-Mar-2010 13:01
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lissie: The alchol thing annoys the crap out of me - in Austrlalis its not just 0.5mg but  get caught and you lose your licence for 3 years - just for being over - not for dangerous driving or causing an accident or anything - its a huge money making exercise and nothing else.


So you reckon you shouldn't get set straight properly until you actually kill or maim yourself, or worse, somebody else.

If it were up to me, zero alcohol, ZERO.  You wouldn't go flying with a pilot who's had a beer, and no responsble pilot would strap in, 8 hours bottle to throttle, even if it's just a beer.

You want to drink, great, you'll be able to afford a taxi then.




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  Reply # 305673 9-Mar-2010 13:06
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This is drifting way off the right hand rule change topic.

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