‘Light up and live’ could stop scary road toll
We are killing each other on the road at a rate of nearly one person a day. It’s getting just a little scary out there on the highway and something has to be done.
Maybe it’s time to take matters into our own hands.
Everyone who seriously wants to stay alive on the roads makes a pledge to obey the speed limit, wear a seat belt, not talk or text on the phone and not drink-drive.
To indicate that you are doing the “light up and live” thing, you run your headlights, day and night.
Wouldn’t it be a great Christmas present to give ourselves to not kill a single person on the roads this holiday season?
We could carry on and lower the road toll down to the point where other countries would start using New Zealand as an example.
To really make this thing work, it would be helpful if Jacinda went on TV and promoted the idea. She could even ask other prominent New Zealanders to join her for a “light up and live” campaign.
By the way, running your headlights in the daytime cuts your chances of having a crash by 3 to 5 per cent even without a pledge.