TV3 Fail Road Safety awareness

Tv3 ran a story about the new driving tests. The reporter in the clip wasn’t wearing her seatbelt correctly. Regan at Throng blogs about it:

On 3 News on Sunday night, Janika Ter Ellen did a story on changes to driving tests that will make it more difficult to get a license.  At the end of the story, the driving instructor told her

You’ve passed the test, so congratulations.

But did she?

Looking at the above photo, taken from the full bulletin (20:35), you can clearly see that Janika is driving with her seatbelt under her arm.

According to the road code,

There should be just enough room to slide the palm of your hand between the belt and your chest.

We found one case online where police threatened to issue a ticket in a similar situation.  Anyone who has sat a restricted driving test knows how pedantic the instructors can be so we’re curious to know why a pass was given in this instance.

Interestingly enough, this clip appears to have been edited out of the individual story.


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