A group of Kiwis is throwing their support behind a campaign calling to drive with “T-plates” on their rental cars.
The founder of the “T-Plates for Tourists” movement said tourists should have to pass a test before they can drive on New Zealand’s challenging, distracting and often unforgiving terrain.
“People who come to this country are given the right to drive despite many of them not knowing our driving rules or regulations – hence the number of crashes that occur on our roads,” the man, known only as Josh, told MediaWorks.
“I think there should be a test for tourists to sit like our learners test that is compulsory for anyone who wants to drive in this country.
“Following passing this test they could receive a T-plate which would allow other drivers to know the dangers.”
The campaign’s Facebook page has attracted more than 3000 followers and a petition has started up on its dedicated website urging the Government to introduce a T-plate system.
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