Friday, 5 July 2013
Be very afraid of low oil prices, says motoring website
High fuel prices mean the world’s economy is still alive, says review website dogandlemon.com.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Elderly motorists need alternatives to driving – expert
The government needs to provide old people with alternatives to driving cars, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Government must revoke driver licensing contract
NZ Driver Licensing (1998) Ltd - the sole company contracted to conduct driving tests – should lose its contract with the government, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Monday, 24 September 2012
Waitomo crash was preventable
The recent tragic crash at an intersection near Waitomo Caves might have been avoided if the driver had been alerted by rumble strips on the road, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Expert urges caution over WOF changes
The proposed changes to the WOF regulations will not help the average motorist, says the car review website dogandlemon.com
Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says:
“Let’s be clear about this: these changes are being driven by car dealers and will primarily benefit car dealers.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Tougher tests will increase illegal driving
Many poor people who struggle to pass the tougher licence test will end up driving illegally, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Speed cameras a waste of money - safety expert
Increasing the number of speed cameras will have little effect on the road toll, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Stolen classic car
STOLEN from Bay of Islands Golf Club 27-06-12
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 White with green stripe.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Potholes litter the path to the crash-less car
Cars that can detect and prevent accidents are a here-and-now reality, but they’re far from perfect, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Car website claims credit for smooth change to Give Way rules.
A high profile campaign by the car review website dogandlemon.com probably prevented chaos when the Give Way rules changed three months ago, says editor Clive Matthew-Wilson.
Friday, 22 June 2012
Call to limit police car chases
A leading road safety campaigner has repeated a call for the police to limit car chases to ‘extreme emergencies’.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Time to prepare for oil shock – motoring expert
Looming conflict in the Middle East could trigger a severe oil crisis, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Road toll proves safety strategy isn't working – expert
Last weekend’s high road toll is proof that enforcement by itself has little effect on the number of accidents, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Restricted plates of limited benefit – safety expert
A government proposal to require ‘R’ plates for drivers on restricted licences is unlikely to seriously affect the road toll, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Car dealers bite the dust as the internet takes over
The traditional car yard will soon be extinct, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Expert backs proposal to increase speed limit
The speed limit could be cautiously raised on certain roads, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Science and oil prices behind lower road toll – expert
Science and higher fuel prices are the main reason for April’s lower road toll, says the car review website dogandlemon.com
Provisional figures show 12 road deaths in April - the lowest for any month since 1965, when monthly records began.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Handy rhyme explains new Give Way rules
For those who are still having trouble getting their heads around the new Give Way rules, the car review website dogandlemon.com has come up with a handy rhyme:
When I’m at the end of a road or driveway
Where the intersection is a T
Unless the sign says otherwise
The last one through is me.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Chaos likely once Give Way rules change - expert
Many motorists are still confused or unaware of major changes in the Give Way rules, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Friday, 3 February 2012
Road safety campaigner blasts government over 'old bomb' claims
A leading road safety campaigner has accused the government of hypocrisy after the Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee blamed the age of the vehicle fleet for slowing down improvements in road safety.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Bad roads are killing innocent motorists - expert
Today’s serious crash on a notorious stretch of State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu could easily have been prevented, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Call for urgent road upgrades to prevent deaths
All high-risk roads should be urgently fitted with a wire rope centre barrier to prevent head-on collisions, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Headlights on to survive Christmas – car safety expert
All vehicles on the road should have their headlights on over Christmas, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Monday, 12 December 2011
Boy racer will be a hero after car crushing – expert
The owner of a the first car seized and crushed under anti-boy racer legislation will be seen as a hero by his mates, says road safety campaigner Clive Matthew-Wilson.
Friday, 11 November 2011
Government should postpone car emissions regulations, says expert
The government should postpone car emissions regulations planned for next year, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Warning over European cars
New Zealand motorists who choose European cars are often buying some of the world's worst lemons, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Another needless death on killer highway
Today’s fatal crash on a notorious stretch of State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu could have been easily prevented if wire rope barriers had been installed, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Monday, 22 August 2011
Unprotected roads are killing motorists – expert
Motorists are dying needlessly due to a lack of simple road barriers, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Road safety ads a waste of time - expert
The government’s new advertising campaign – aimed at improving the poor safety record of teenage drivers – is an expensive waste of money, according to a leading road safety expert.
Friday, 13 May 2011
Speed camera proposal 'misguided' – safety expert
A proposal to increase the number of speed cameras and issue demerit points in place of fines is misguided, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.