Clive Matthew-Wilson, who helped get crash testing into New Zealand and is the publisher of “The Dog and Lemon Guide“, has slated the Government for what he sees as its lack of action regarding tourist driving in New Zealand.
“The tourist driving situation is an unexploded bomb that will explode next tourist season.”
He has written a 52-page report entitled Driven to Distraction: A Strategy for Reducing Tourist Accidents, which outlines his argument.
“It all comes down to money. Their (the Government’s) pockets are getting filled by a multimillion-dollar industry. What is worth more to them, the lives of Timaru yokels or the tourism industry? It would be different if it was politicians’ kids getting killed on the roads.”
The report raised a variety of controversial, but substantiated points, Matthew-Wilson said. These included highlighting corrupt systems in some Asian countries, allowing for people to pay for their driver’s licences, rather than pass a test.
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