Transport officials have ordered two Uber drivers off the road and warned others about breaking the law. They've also issued hundreds of warning letters to drivers thinking of working for Uber while other complaints about the app-based operation are under investigation.
Traffic congestion is causing many Aucklanders to look at moving house, changing jobs or even leaving the city altogether, according to a new survey of Auckland AA Members.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker that acknowledged that it had intentionally lied about fuel economy data for some of its models, said an internal investigation found such tampering dated back to 1991.
In a freak accident, a pole carrying high voltage power lines fell on the car of an 89-year-old war veteran in Paihia, who thought he and his wife were about to be fried.
His car was scorched from end to end, but the couple emerged unharmed after Mr Sisley kept driving his car until he was free of the lines.
A unique, new dash-mounted camera not only records what’s happening on the road ahead, it can also prevent an accident and even help avoid being ticketed for speeding or running a red light.
The revolutionary Thinkware Dash Cam’s special technology incorporates a Front Collision Warning System which can alert the driver when approaching too closely to a vehicle ahead. It also has a Lane Departure Warning System to warn of straying from a marked lane on highways or motorways.
If you want to help the environment, you are better off buying an electric car than putting solar panels on your house says a report by Wellington-based Concept Consulting.
Drivers on New Zealand's big city motorway networks struggle to hit 20kmh on an average commute. And it's not all just Auckland - Porirua commuters in Wellington rank third in the frustration stakes, with an hour-long ride on a typical morning. In contrast, Christchurch commuters zoom along at well, a still-leisurely, 34kmh.
New Zealand needs to crack down on those using international licences in the country, because a third or more of them have never sat a test, a road safety campaigner says.
Fifteen to 24-year-olds represent 15 per cent of the population yet accounted for 24 per cent of the 321 road fatalities last year. Although the road toll in this demographic has dropped 52 per cent over the past 10 years there is still work to be done, according to Road Safety Education programme manager Simone Randle. West Auckland high schools and the team from Road Safety Education are tackling the issue head on.
"Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the US federal government's highway safety agency has found.
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