Now you know why they shouldn’t be driving

Up to 350 drivers have had their licences cancelled or have been required to re-sit tests after an investigation into bribes being paid for licences admits the NZTA.

System issues were discovered in 2016 leading to an investigation revealing licences being obtained through bribes or corruption.

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Among the allegations are claims that for between $500 and $600, the testing officer parked up for the duration of the test and then passed the driver.

Another complaint alleges for $3000 drivers could buy a heavy vehicle licence.

Even better, put an idiot behind the wheel of a 50-tonne truck.  Almost as destructive as one of Kim Jong Un’s missiles.  Not to worry though, the driver won’t be capable of hitting anything on purpose, it’s the accidents we need to worry about.

Yes, bribery and corruption are alive and well in the NZTA, who would have thought?  I hope they find the ringleader of this scam and sentence them to scraping up the remains of people who died at the hands of idiots behind the wheel. Make the punishment fit the crime.

On a daily basis, I question how some drivers got their licence, venting from inside my car “Got your licence in a lottery did you?”  Now I’ll change it to “Bought your licence from a crooked government employee who doesn’t care how many people you kill or maim on the road?”



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Suze aka Sue Sangster is an avid reader, writer and aspiring novelist with a green thumb.