Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or simply wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around the country.
The AA's driver training tool for tourists is proving to be a hit with travellers it is too early to say whether it is reducing the number of crashes, the organisation says.
The mystery of a seemingly abandoned car on the North Shore continues. The car, which was parked on Peach Rd in Glenfield on Auckland's North Shore for two months, has mysteriously moved to another location just 500 metres away.
Volkswagen AG in Germany has confirmed the total number of New Zealand diesel vehicles affected by the emissions software issue to date is 5,548.
A police officer made a traffic stop but wrote no ticket. There was no one actually driving the car - it was a Google self-driving car being tested on local roads in California.
A broad package of initiatives designed to improve the safety of visiting drivers, and those they share the road with, is well underway.
High levels of pollution are being emitted by diesel vehicles built by a range of car makers other than Volkswagen, it has been reported. New diesel cars from companies including Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat and Volvo allegedly produce more emissions when tested in realistic driving conditions, according to data from Europe's biggest motoring organisation.
Round-the-clock bus lanes are set to be installed in the Auckland city business district starting this week, and the Automobile Association is calling on authorities to make sure motorists know all about the changes in order to avoid being copped with a $150 fine.
Volkswagen owners around the world will be offered cash incentives in an attempt to head off multi-million pound legal actions over the emission-rigging scandal engulfing the firm.
Last night, the company sacked seven senior technicians, with more likely to follow, over the testing cover-up. Meanwhile, dramatic new evidence of how the motoring industry conspired with ministers to cover up cheating in diesel car testing has been revealed.
From the preliminary results of an internal investigation, Volkswagen has confirmed that up to 11 million of the group’s diesel-powered vehicles worldwide have been fitted with software that enables it to cheat its way past official emissions testing.
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