NOT SUCH BAD DRIVERS
I take issue with Jenny Wallis ( Letters, October 7). I consider her criticism of New Zealand drivers, of whom I am one, to be both offensive and erroneous. Perhaps it is a myopic Auckland viewpoint. I have lived in Motueka, with its one street of shops, for many decades, and I can attest to the courtesy displayed daily on local Tasman roads.
This is put to the test every summer as the traffic in the region swells by many thousands of tourist vehicles. At this time, there appears to be an understanding that if we all allow other drivers to merge into the flow, we stand a good chance of reaching our destinations.
Sure, traffic slows, but it keeps moving. It is a credit to local and visiting drivers.
Truckies, too, invariably display regard to other drivers by pulling in to passing lanes or other convenient spots so following traffic can pass. Brian Harrison (Motueka)