Older unsafe cars targeted
There must be something about 1996.
Cars from that year are the most common on New Zealand roads, highlighting Kiwis’ reluctance dump older cars.
The Motor Trade Association has thrown its weight behind the
to Government’s Safer Journeys programme.
Spokesman Ian Stronach says New Zealanders’ ingenuity and ability to make do with equipment that in other countries would be regarded as being well past its use-by date means our roads are less safe. The real issues are around older, high mileage, poorly maintained vehicles used as day to day transport. These cars pose a risk because of their lack of safety features and often high levels of exhaust emissions, he says.