Australia’s politicians need to spell out how long they’re prepared to prop up Australia’s ailing car assembly industry, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Dogandlemon.com editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says:
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Car buyers are being warned not to purchase Saab cars, because the company producing Saab vehicles appears unlikely to survive, having recently filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years.
The car review website dogandlemon.com warns that Saab cars are still being offered by dealers without any mention that the parent company is in serious trouble.
New Zealand and Australian motorists who choose European cars are often buying some of the world's worst lemons, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says:
“New Zealand motorists often think they are getting an upmarket vehicle when they buy a European brand. However, the opposite is true: European vehicles are generally poorly built, unreliable and expensive to fix.”
Today’s serious crash on a notorious stretch of State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu could easily have become a multiple fatality, says the doctor who attended the accident.
Dr Chris Lane, director of the Kapiti Emergency Medical Services, says:
“A speeding four-wheel drive, driven by a disqualified driver, failed to take a bend, crossed the centre line and rolled down a bank. It’s a miracle that there wasn’t a serious head-on collision.”
This picture, taken by Dr Chris Lane, who attended the accident, shows the aftermath of the latest fatality on this notorious stretch of State Highway 1. This accident was easily preventable, says road safety campaigner Clive Matthew-Wilson and Dr Lane.
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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.
Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website dogandlemon.com, was commenting after a head-on collision killed one person and seriously injured another.
Matthew-Wilson predicted last month that further fatalities would occur on this highway after the New Zealand Transport Agency delayed plans to install two further wire rope median barriers on the Kapiti coast highway.
The Police should limit car chases to ‘extreme emergencies’ says a leading road safety campaigner.
Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website dogandlemon.com, was commenting after the latest serious accident that occurred during a police pursuit.
“Fatalities after police car chases are often preventable. I know that police hate to let offenders escape, but the fact remains that police chases often end in serious accidents involving innocent people.”
The government needs to make it harder for older people to get driver’s licenses, but also to provide old people with alternatives to driving cars, says a leading road safety expert.
Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website dogandlemon.com, was commenting after two elderly women were killed after driving the wrong way down a highway.
“After teenage males, old people are one of the highest risk groups on our roads. Old people drive because cars give them a sense of independence, but also, they drive because they have little choice.”
Motorists are dying needlessly due to a lack of simple road barriers, says a leading road safety campaigner.
Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website dogandlemon.com, was commenting after the latest in a series of fatal crashes caused by cars crossing the centre line into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
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.
Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car review website dogandlemon.com, says:
The best scientific evidence suggests that road safety advertising campaigns don’t work at all.
The highly respected American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently surveyed 20 years of road safety education campaigns and concluded: