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Govt balks at lower alcohol limits for all

Govt balks at lower alcohol limits for all
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce still thinks existing legal alcohol limits for drivers are "ridiculous" but he's not changing them.

Govt hasn't dealt with drink driving issue - Labour

Govt hasn't dealt with drink driving issue - Labour
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The Government has attempted to kick the issue of drink driving into touch by postponing a decision on whether to lower the blood alcohol, Labour says.

NZ roads fall short of five-star rating

Wellington, June 24 NZPA - No New Zealand roads meet the top standard under a new safety rating system for state highways, although none are at the worst end of the scale either.

Measures Miss Drink Driving Problem - Groups

Measures Miss Drink Driving Problem - Groups
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - The Government has lost the bottle to take on the problem of drink driving and is making young people the scapegoat in its latest measures to tackle the country's road toll, say political and road safety groups.

Support For Total Drink Ban For Teen Drivers From AA

Wellington, March 1 NZPA - The Automobile Association (AA) today gave its conditional support for a total alcohol ban for teenage drivers.

Wellington Petrol Stations Pass On Credit Card Charges

Wellington Petrol Stations Pass On Credit Card Charges
Wellington, Jan 10 NZPA - Five independently owned BP stations in Wellington may be the first businesses in the country to pass on credit card transaction costs to their customers.

Burton Clause Raises Ire

Burton Clause Raises Ire
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - A "Graeme Burton" clause in ACC legislation to stop criminals getting payouts has been slammed by the Human Rights Commission, the Automobile Association and the New Zealand Council of Christian Services.

Road Safety Rule Change Suggestions Spark Strong Debate

Road Safety Rule Change Suggestions Spark Strong Debate
Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce has sparked a vigorous public debate with his road safety law change suggestions and says he isn't going to make any decisions until it has run its course.

Higher Driving Age, Lower Alcohol Limit, Floated By Govt

Higher Driving Age, Lower Alcohol Limit, Floated By Govt
Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Lifting the driving age to 17, tightening alcohol limits and new give way rules are part of a raft of ideas being floated by the Government to improve road safety.

Ministry Developing Road Safety Strategy

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - Youth drivers are to be targeted in a Ministry of Transport plan to improve road safety, it was reported today. The ministry is drafting a 10-year strategy document. AA spokesman Mike Noon told the Sunday Star Times ideas being considered included:

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