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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.

Higher Driving Age, Lower Alcohol Limit Floated By Govt

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Raising the driving age to 17 and further tightening of alcohol limits are two of the ideas to improve road safety the Government has put forward for public consultation today.

Public Support Cellphone Ban, Minister Says

Public Support Cellphone Ban, Minister Says
Wellington, Aug 14 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce says there is strong support for the ban on using hand-held cellphones in cars and most people realise they shouldn't text and drive at the same time.

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way
Wellington, Aug 14 NZPA - Political parties and cellphone companies have welcomed a ban on texting and using hand-held cellphones while driving.

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Drivers will not be allowed to text or talk on hand-held cellphones from November -- a move welcomed by cellphone companies.

Road User Charges To Be Maintained And Simplified

Road User Charges To Be Maintained And Simplified
Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - The freight sector is disappointed a review of the road user charges system has not resulted in it being scrapped. Transport Minister Steven Joyce announced today the system would be maintained but simplified and purchases moved online.

Discussion Paper On Digital Future Released

Discussion Paper On Digital Future Released
Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - A discussion paper out today looks at what will happen to radio spectrum use after television services swap to digital. Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce and Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman released the paper.

Electric Cars To Be Exempt From Road User Charges

Electric Cars To Be Exempt From Road User Charges
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Electric cars will be exempt from road user charges for four years under legislation passed by Parliament tonight. The change is intended to encourage people to use them.

Boyracers Laugh At Police Due To Weak Punishments, MPs Told

Boyracers Laugh At Police Due To Weak Punishments, MPs Told
Wellington Aug 6 NZPA - Boy racers laugh in the face of police because of the weak punishments for criminal behaviour, MPs were told today.

It's Time To Deal With Liquor Laws, Commission Says

Wellington, July 31 NZPA - Justice Minister Simon Power says changes to liquor laws will be done in a comprehensive one-off package. The Law Commission yesterday released Alcohol in Our Lives, an issues paper on reforming New Zealand's liquor laws.

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