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  Reply # 517565 6-Sep-2011 15:23
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Drivers that drive during the day with headlights on high beam should get a ticket too!

 




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  Reply # 517572 6-Sep-2011 15:31
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bazzer:
iapple: Thanks,Have looked on the info and will prepare to pay $150 or will try to appeal first  and then pay:)...thanks for the answers 

Appeal on what basis? Didn't you admit that you ddin't have your lights on? If the bad flu affected turning on your lights then I would suggest you shouldn't have been driving!


Some times you need to jump in a car when you shouldn't, or don't even want to. Have you never, ever driven a car when you shouldn't have been. Sometimes circumstances mean you have to.

I've had to drive when I've been delirious with flu - would rather not have, but circumstances meant I had to.

Several times I've had anesthetic and been told not to drive for the next 3 or 4 hours. But rather than have to wait around for that length of time with nothing to do, I have driven.

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  Reply # 517573 6-Sep-2011 15:31
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Gordy7:
Drivers that drive during the day with headlights on high beam should get a ticket too!

 



+1 to that!!!

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  Reply # 517583 6-Sep-2011 15:52
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+1million for driving with your headlights on dip during the day - and I tell my kids the same thing to the point where they ask me now if I have them on.

New Zealanders have a love of grey and silver cars - add that to a grey road on a grey day and you are asking to be hit by someone overtaking towards you who just can't see your car, because basically it's invisible to them. Add rain into the mix!

This was covered a little by the NZ Herald recently - some letter writers said it made it worse (but couldn't explain how) while others said it cost petrol to run your headlights :)

I can't believe the amount of people who, while driving in the rain, don't even consider turning their headlights on.

Once you drive in other countries (I've done about 50,000ks around the USA) you realise just how thoughtless New Zealand drivers are. Our minds just aren't in the driving - it's just in the getting there.

I think the law says headlights shuold be on 30 minutes after sunset and 30 after sunrise? It shuold be 30 minutes before, not after.

And don't get me started on people who drive with their parking lights on! Partking lights = parking, not driving! Doh!

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  Reply # 517594 6-Sep-2011 16:08
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keewee01: Several times I've had anesthetic and been told not to drive for the next 3 or 4 hours. But rather than have to wait around for that length of time with nothing to do, I have driven.


Would you drive when you're drunk as well?




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  Reply # 517596 6-Sep-2011 16:09
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keewee01:
bazzer:
iapple: Thanks,Have looked on the info and will prepare to pay $150 or will try to appeal first  and then pay:)...thanks for the answers 

Appeal on what basis? Didn't you admit that you ddin't have your lights on? If the bad flu affected turning on your lights then I would suggest you shouldn't have been driving!


Some times you need to jump in a car when you shouldn't, or don't even want to. Have you never, ever driven a car when you shouldn't have been. Sometimes circumstances mean you have to.

I've had to drive when I've been delirious with flu - would rather not have, but circumstances meant I had to.

Several times I've had anesthetic and been told not to drive for the next 3 or 4 hours. But rather than have to wait around for that length of time with nothing to do, I have driven.


I'm with the other guy, driving under the influence (doesn't need to be alcohol or drugs) isn't fair to yourself, your passengers or other drivers on the road. Driving while tired is often compared to driving drunk, your reflexes are affected, as is your judgement and ability to react.

Heard of Taxi's or Buses?

No excuse for driving after anesthetic, unacceptable in my opinion.


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  Reply # 517599 6-Sep-2011 16:11
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NZ has some of the worst drivers in the world, it actually makes me frightened to have my 2 year old in the car with me. (He shouldn't really be driving, but there was this time after I was anesthetized I really needed him to).

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  Reply # 517600 6-Sep-2011 16:12
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keewee01: Some times you need to jump in a car when you shouldn't, or don't even want to. Have you never, ever driven a car when you shouldn't have been. Sometimes circumstances mean you have to.

I've had to drive when I've been delirious with flu - would rather not have, but circumstances meant I had to.

Several times I've had anesthetic and been told not to drive for the next 3 or 4 hours. But rather than have to wait around for that length of time with nothing to do, I have driven.


Rubbish.  Unless you've got someone with you who is going to die unless you drive them to get medical help and you can't call for an ambulance there is never a situation where you HAVE to drive.

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  Reply # 517601 6-Sep-2011 16:13
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keewee01: Several times I've had anesthetic and been told not to drive for the next 3 or 4 hours. But rather than have to wait around for that length of time with nothing to do, I have driven.


Would you drive when you're drunk as well?


Only if he had to, like if he had the munchies and wanted KFC and couldn't find anyone to deliver it to him.

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  Reply # 517606 6-Sep-2011 16:18
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All the advise you have been given is correct;
$150 and nil demerits.
Police are not required to issue on the spot and will sometimes post it out as it saves everyone time. You are required to pay within 28days of receiving the initial notice, ideally an officer will post date the issue date on it. You will have a further 28days from the reminder notice to make payment, so all up 56 days to pay.
Any contesting/questions needs to go via the PIB, details on the ticket.

Slightly off topic it is also an offence ($150) for driving with fog lights on when not required.

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  Reply # 517610 6-Sep-2011 16:21
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rscole86:
Slightly off topic it is also an offence ($150) for driving with fog lights on when not required.


Does that apply to rear or front or both?
I certainly wish they'd enforce it for rear ones, because it's not a rare occurence.

Edit: and what about if one headlight is out?  That is common as muck as well.




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  Reply # 517628 6-Sep-2011 16:53
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floydbloke:
rscole86:
Slightly off topic it is also an offence ($150) for driving with fog lights on when not required.


Does that apply to rear or front or both?
I certainly wish they'd enforce it for rear ones, because it's not a rare occurence.

Edit: and what about if one headlight is out?  That is common as muck as well.


Rear fog lights are great for dealing with tailgaters.  They tend to panic when they see the bright red lights come on and don't realise it is not the brakes.  You only need them on for a few seconds to make them back off.

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floydbloke:
rscole86:
Slightly off topic it is also an offence ($150) for driving with fog lights on when not required.


Does that apply to rear or front or both?...


Both.
So Graemeh is due some $150 fines and should turn himself in Wink.  

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  Reply # 517640 6-Sep-2011 17:11
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floydbloke:
rscole86:
Slightly off topic it is also an offence ($150) for driving with fog lights on when not required.


Does that apply to rear or front or both?
I certainly wish they'd enforce it for rear ones, because it's not a rare occurence.
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Both are illegal

Rear are bad considering the driver behind you has to put up with red glare, and fronts because they're never aimed properly!

(disclaimer: I do 800+ km/day starting at 2am. truck driver. I tend to think most people commuting should go out and re-sit their licences)

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  Reply # 517642 6-Sep-2011 17:14
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floydbloke:
keewee01: Several times I've had anesthetic and been told not to drive for the next 3 or 4 hours. But rather than have to wait around for that length of time with nothing to do, I have driven.


Would you drive when you're drunk as well?


Since you asked the question - Never!


graemeh:
keewee01: Some times you need to jump in a car when you shouldn't, or don't even want to. Have you never, ever driven a car when you shouldn't have been. Sometimes circumstances mean you have to.

I've had to drive when I've been delirious with flu - would rather not have, but circumstances meant I had to.

Several times I've had anesthetic and been told not to drive for the next 3 or 4 hours. But rather than have to wait around for that length of time with nothing to do, I have driven.


Rubbish.  Unless you've got someone with you who is going to die unless you drive them to get medical help and you can't call for an ambulance there is never a situation where you HAVE to drive.


It is comforting how you KNOW that there is no such situation EVER. That's great.

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