Category Archives: Road Safety

  • Young drivers need a better steer

    Posted on April 29, 2009 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Young drivers on a restricted licence need a better steer on how to cope with solo driving, says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president, Jacqui Madelin. Young drivers on their restricted licence are in more danger of crashing than at any other time, “But with a bit of commitment, parents can change that,” she says. Fortunately […]

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  • Motoring writers call for lap belt ban

    Posted on April 25, 2008 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Immediate Release “Ban lap-only seatbelts,” says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president Jacqui Madelin. Using a seatbelt is safer in a crash than using no belt. But lap-only seat belts cause far greater injuries than three-point belts. “The problem is that because they’re legally fitted, drivers don’t realise the damage they can do. Any seat that […]

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  • Parents key to young driver safety

    Posted on September 11, 2007 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Immediate Release Parents are key to young driver safety, says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president, Jacqui Madelin. “Too many parents assume they’re doing their kids a favour when they let them drive,” she says. “They’re not – an extended period of supervised driving is vital to nurture safe drivers.” Your safest time behind the wheel […]

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  • Compulsory insurance could protect young drivers

    Posted on May 23, 2007 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Immediate Release May 23, 2007   Recent tragic events in the Bay of Plenty and concerns over young driver behaviour in other parts of the country have highlighted, once again, the role that mandatory insurance could play in road safety. That’s the view of the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild, which is backing Transport Safety […]

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  • Compulsory insurance would reduce road toll

    Posted on March 20, 2007 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Immediate release Compulsory insurance could help reduce the road toll by keeping inexperienced drivers out of powerful cars, says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president Jacqui Madelin. “At present any driver can buy any car they can afford – regardless of power,” Madelin says. “That means novice drivers can get behind the wheel of a performance […]

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  • Documentary drops the ball

    Posted on February 11, 2007 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Immediate Release Last week’s much talked about television documentary on the dangers of four-wheel-drives highlighted an important issue, but glossed over many significant facts that are vital to our understanding of the pros and cons of such vehicles. That is the view of the New Zealand Guild of Motoring Writers, the professional body representing journalists […]

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