REMOTE KEY ISSUES
HAVING also paid a lot for a replacement Ford remote some years ago, I have just bought two new ones from Statewide Locksmiths in Ringwood for $88 each. They are the same as the Ford ones. Statewide took no more than two minutes to program both to my Ford XR6.
John Benison, North Ringwood They will get a lot of calls now from people with remote key dramas.
CANDID ON CAMERAS
I HAVE listened for years to the police and politicians talk about speed cameras not being a revenue-raising tool.
The road toll has not moved much over the past 10 years, yet manufacturers and the public have embraced expensive safety features in cars.
I believe these have helped exponentially with the road toll and to a lesser extent driver training.
Is anyone going to have the tenacity to say: ‘‘Yes, we agree, spending many thousands of additional dollars on your new or used car purchase will help save lives and yes go easy on the accelerator’’ instead of blurting out ‘‘Speed cameras save lives’’ whenever the issue is raised.
I drive about 800km a week and see a lot of unskilled/uneducated drivers doing silly things.
I don’t profess to be a great driver, but I am a good driver and would be happy to pay speeding fines if the money is going to educate inexperienced drivers with additional programs etc.
I don’t have a gripe with speed cameras as I have had only two fines in the past five years or so.
I am happy speed cameras are doing a little bit to make our roads safer, but in reality I believe the safety features and engineering practices are better in modern cars and these are the main contributing factors with lowering the road toll.
Michael Becker, email
Cheaper: a reader has bought two replacement remotes.