Leighton Smith: Auckland Transport is forcing us out of our cars

Author
Leighton Smith,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 11:37AM
The accidents which occur are not because of you and me, it is because of idiots. Photo / Natalie Slade

Let's talk about the people involved with transport in Auckland.

Auckland Transport, for instance, hate cars, hate you behind the wheel and want you out of them.

I have been saying this for years now, they will be working their way to be forcing you out of your car, not just in the inner city area which is where this is being imposed, but anywhere.

They know it, and so do a lot of others and probably you as well. If you haven't woken up yet this should be the final straw.

So we have to stop the road deaths and accidents. Really? So what percentage of the bad accidents happen in the city? It is 2.2 percent.

Who do you think causes the accidents? Good people like you and me who drive sensibly and safely even if we do occasionally we do go over the speed limit? It's called driving to the conditions which they used to promote dramatically.

If the roads are totally empty and there is no one around and the speed limit is 50kmh and your doing 60kmh you are driving to the conditions. That is not an encouragement by the way.

The accidents which occur are not because of you and me, it is because of idiots.

Do you think the idiots are going to think “ooh its 30kmh, let's put the foot on the brakes?

It isn't going to make any difference at all, none.

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