Sunday, March 8, 2015
New Zealanders Are Taking Keys From Foreign Tourists Seen Driving Dangerously...
Foreign drivers have been found responsible for a high number of fatalities on roads in this country's high density tourist areas.
There have been several instances where tourists, foreign and usually Asian have been observed driving on the wrong side of the road
or just driving dangerously.
Lately they've been followed, had their keys taken from the ignition and the police and rental companies called to deal with the problem.
Many have had their rental agreement cancelled and received either a driving infringement notice or a harsh warning from the police. Some have been prosecuted, found guilty and punished by the court system.
Unfortunately too many of the drivers on New Zealand's roads have no knowledge of the road rules, seem not to understand the English language or take no notice of the road signs.
And they aren't only the tourists.
For another wonderfully satirical take on the matter, have a visit here...