by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Journeys : April May 2010
Street-smart We asked: What do you think the new government's priorities should be in terms of road safety and transport? Photos and interviews Kelly Madden The roads need fixing, probably Nelson Road where it's all bumpy and there is not enough room for cars and buses to get past each other. You have to pull into driveways to let a bus get past. Luke Wakefield Mt Nelson Fixing up all the pot-holey roads. Some of the r ural ones are pretty bad and even the main ones are. The Tasman Highway is mostly OK but there are some bits that are bad. Sarah Ingledew Carlton Fixing the Midland Highway -- it's just too bumpy. I think it's a bit of an embarrassment when you've got the main highway between the two biggest cities and it has signs saying 'rough roads.' Then make it four lanes all the way through. Darren Rolfe Lachlan They should have more bus lanes to get cars off the main roads, then they won't cut in front of you and it would get people to their place quicker. Bree Cleaver Battery Point Fixing the roads seem s to be the big thing. There are a few bad ones in Claremont. Also, they should do more about driver education for the young ones to stop the hooning. Shaun Rowell Claremont Isuppose the thing with roads is it would be great if there were unlimited resources but there aren't and the weather has caused huge problems. They have got to respond to it but funding is the thing. Lindsay Barwick Bridgewater We are tested on how well we can see, but are not tested on how well we think. Take the example of a person with high scores in • Evades rules • Experiments • Apprehensive • Easily distracted and low scores for: • Speed and accuracy • Mechanical aptitude • Abstract thinking Would you put them behind a wheel? The testing could also be used to evaluate repeat offenders, in order to assist the police and courts in determining whether or not to cancel a licence and direct the person to undergo some kind of behaviour modification such as anger management. Again, this is already being used by overseas gover nments. Our world is made up of many different people with many different abilities and attributes. We all aim to fit into the jobs, sports and hobbies that we are good at. A good managing director or CEO is able to react successfully to ever-changing situations. A good process worker is more comfortable in a repetitive role. Both are important! But it highlights the fact that not everyone is suited to being behind the wheel of a device that has the ability to kill. If we can predetermine who these people are, we will save not only the victims' lives, but theirs as well. The cost would be negated by the reduced cost that would result in lowering the death toll. The tools are available. Why not use them? In our community 13 April / May 10
Feb March 2010
RACT MNJ June July 2010