"Surely nobody actually believes this is a safety or morality issue? Is anyone *that* naive?
This is nothing more than the police to make a few bucks for the government by issuing a few tickets in a place they're likely to get some…"
"I think you'd be missing out on a lot if you avoided the North Island for riding. There are probably a couple of sections there I'd skip (namely the Auckland Suburbs, which can be avoided on a train, and probably highway 1 on the way…"
"Look for the Pedallers Paradise books, published in New Zealand, but you can probably find them online. There's one edition for the North Island, and one for the South Island. They're probably your best source of information.…"
"Well, I actually applaud it. Giving someone "life" for a coward punch is a step in the right direction, and being drunk is no excuse unless someone physically tied you up and poured booze down your throat.
Now we just need to…"
"I disagree that we'd run out of prisons places. I'm prepared to give people credit for a bit more intelligence than that. After all, the reason our species is still here is that we've been able to adapt to changes in our…"
"Just ask yourself what you would think if it was your mother, daughter, brother or son on the receiving end of the crash, rather than the sentence. Come to think of it, ask yourself who suffers more, the person going to prison for five years,…"
"That's hardly a surprise. I remember the when the States were arguing over GST revenue some years ago, and the Howard government commissioned a study about "wasted revenue" which suggested that around 50% of all vehicles on the…"
"Terry, the problem with making excuses for people like this is that it does nothing to prevent the next person from doing it. What it really needs is some serious third-world fascist police state type sentencing to send out a message both to…"
"I'm not sure if you've been paying much attention to politics over the last 15 years or so, but I can't recall too many politicians of either "side" who gave a crap about what's a "net benefit" to society.…"
"I wouldn't be getting too excited about this one. While we can all talk about fairness and whatever else, the main things that decide whether we get a new tax or not are the amount of money it makes, the ease of collecting that money, and…"
"The original payout was in excess of $72,000. I ended up with around $45,000. A chunk of that was taken by the lawyer (which I have no problem with, as without them I'd have had nothing), and a portion of to was taken by the…"
"Basically, you're wasting your time expecting any kind of functionality from the Queensland Police. This applies whether you're cycling or not. A number of incidents have convinced me that the Queensland Police force is nothing…"
"I don't know why there is even an argument here. The course of action is clear. Go see a lawyer. Go directly to a lawyer, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Do not trust the insurance company -- they are not your…"