Well im watchin Today Tonight on Channel 7 right now.
Theyre doin tests to see whether they should ban P-platers from night driving and increase restrictions. AGAIN. Will it ever end?
It starts off with a Yello Magna VR-X comin thru a tunnel and doing a handbraky into a cardboard pedestrian. Then the danger music comes in and the serious voice-over starts.
They rant some stuff about people and pedestrains dying (Harold Scruby is probly having a wank right now) and start doin some tests with cardboard people popping out and tyres being thrown on the road.
The surprising thing is the P-platers are leading against the oldies in reflexes and have managed to avoid hitting objects and pedestrians on average more than the full-licence holders.
Something else i noticed is most of the drivers keep worrying about whether theyre doin the limit or not, and even use it as an excuse for when they hit somehting!!
"I was keepin my eye on the 65". Oh well thats alright then.
Congratulations, you just pointed out the obvious Today Tonight. The Speed Kills strategy is bullshit. And your calls for tighter restrictions are disproven by your own tests. Wankers.
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Saw it and simply dismissed the whole thing out of hand. There were more flaws in the testing that I care to even get into. I'll just point out the obvious. If your a pedestrian and its dark, standing in the middle of the road will probably only have 1 conclusion!
i loved how the young guy goes 'can i put my high-beams on?' cos the bit of road he was on was pitch black, and the guy goes 'no no! leave em off!' nice one mate, obviously no high-beams are allowed on pitch black roads with no streetlights out in the middle of nowhere, thats for women! real heroes drive with no lights at all.
just another example of how they try and sway these tests so that the results they are after are what people see. here we have a young driver who thought it wise to use his highbeams (which, lets face it, really light up the place compared to normal lights) cos the occasion clearly called for it, and he is told not to by the instructor guy
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