Vicki Dunne has gone to town in lambasting the recent hysterical attacks on young drivers.
“None of this has been thought through. It seems politicians and groups like the NRMA are in a race to see who can be the most hard-line in their attacks on our children.
“The response of some politicians to any complex social problem is to ramp up the punishments.
“Has anyone asked themselves what the likely reaction will be to a flashing blue light on the part of a young driver who suddenly realises he’s driving 5kph over the limit, and therefore facing the loss of his licence, perhaps his job, and certainly a huge slab of self-esteem? Do we want more car chases and probably MORE deaths?
The whole thing is well worth reading especially in the context of her deputy leader’s statements.
Vicki Dunne, I salute you!