Here we go again: P Plater curfew
In today's Daily Telegraph there is a lovely completely biased writeup about the P plater curfew. It's complete with a great little sob story about all the people whose lives it supposedly could have saved (ignoring the fact that they were inexperienced, speeding in some cases and in one the guy was riding in the boot of the car), and of course now it'll be brought back up again - i'm just waiting to see that moron Ross Turnbull on the news shouting high and wide about how it should be brought in immediately.
Honestly, some people are missing the big picture here and it's just getting beyond a joke. Its as if the lawmakers and political commentators of this country (as well as anyone else who has something to say on this issue) think that after 9pm, P platers throw their brains out the window and try to kill each other or something.
So once again we see the typical solution that this country seems to think is the answer to everything - ban it. Get rid of it and hope it doesnt rear its head again.
And then what happens when a P plater dies at 7pm? Oh well, we'll just whack the curfew down to 5pm. Stiff s**t to anyone who might need to drive home from work or anything like that.
Why is it so blatantly obvious to everyone EXCEPT the people in the position to make the laws that ALL of the deaths on this country's roads are caused through a lack of driver training? Honestly, thinking that after a certain time people's brains turn off is just clutching at straws hoping to find a solution, which wont work anyway cos P plates are quite easily removed from a car.
Anyway, my point is that this is getting way out of hand - its totally unfeasable and unbelievable that anyone thinks that changing the rules after a certain time of day is practical, fair or even going to make a difference.
I'd urge everyone who has similar thoughts to do what i'm going to do - get in contact with your local member and RTA etc, and tell them how you feel.
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