Northern News : September 28th 2011
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PH 407-6430 www.waipapacars.co.nz Mal A/H 407-9738 0274 860 844 3dr liftback, 1.8ltr, 5spd 53,000 kms ON SPECIAL FOR $11,990 2006 FIAT PUNTO NorthlandMotoring Your guide to what's new on the road Advertising feature Car sales up on last year August's new vehicle market continued to defy the sluggish results being experi- enced in other sectors, with overall sales up nearly 16 percent com- pared to the same period last year, says the Motor Trade Association. Figures released by the NZ Transport Agency show in August 7465 new vehicles were sold compared to 6437 in the same month last year, an increase of 1028 units or 15.9 percent. New car sales of 5767 units were up by 888 units (18 percent) compared to July 2011, and by 1047 units (22 percent) compared to August 2010. For the year to date, new car sales are still ahead of 2010 by 2489 units (6.3 percent). New commercial vehicle sales of 1698 units were down 128 units (7 percent) com- pared to July 2011, and 19 units (1 percent) compared to August 2010. For the year to date though, new com- mercial sales are still ahead of 2010 by 1801 units (14.4 percent). MTA spokesman Ian Stronach says: The market continues to defy the overall soft- ness being experienced in other sectors. Pass- enger car sales remain relatively strong; the market is extremely competitive as shown by the fact that yet another model leads the race for individual model supremacy this month.'' In new car sales Toyota emerged on top with sales of 765 units for a 13 percent share of the market. Hyundai jumped back into sec- ond spot with sales of 617 units (10 percent share) ahead of Ford with sales of 578 units (10 percent share). Mazda3 led the way in terms of individual passenger car models with sales of 272 units. Suzuki Swift held on for second place with 221 units and remains the most popular pass- enger car for 2011. Take it slow: Young drivers benefit hugely from extra training. Parents let teen drivers loose on road too soon ' Road crashes are the single biggest killer of 15 to 19-year-old New Zealanders and we need parents...tohelp prepare them for the responsibility of solo driving. ' Geoff Dangerfield NZTA chief executive Results from a survey released by the NZ Transport Agency show that many parents are happy to turn their teens loose on the road without enough supervised driv- ing practice. While international research recommends that teen drivers clock up at least 120 hours of supervised driving prac- tice before going solo, the NZTA survey shows that just 12 percent of New Zealand parents know that their teens should have that much practice before they apply for a restricted licence. The survey also reveals that nearly one- quarter -- 23 percent -- of parents are happy for their teen to apply for a restricted licence with as little as 40 hours of supervised practice -- just one-third of the rec- ommended minimum -- putting their teen at serious risk of a crash. The agency com- missioned the survey as part of the Safe Teen Driver campaign (www.safeteendriver. co.nz.) to improve the poor road safety record of teenage drivers in New Zealand. The survey of more than 580 New Zealand parents of teens who are currently going through the graduated driver licensing system shows that while parents are keen to help their teen pass their restricted test, few are keen on commit- ting to the recommended amount of practice and supervision. Road crashes are the single biggest killer of 15 to 19-year-old New Zea- landers and we need parents to stay involved when their teenagers are learning to drive to help prepare them for the res- ponsibility of solo driv- ing,'' NZTA chief execu- tive Geoff Dangerfield says. One hundred and twenty hours is the rec- ommended amount of time teenagers should spend in a car supervised to help gain experience and confidence, but our research shows this isn't happening in some cases.'' New Zealand has the highest road death rate in the OECD for 15 to 17-year-olds, and the fourth highest road death rate for 18 to 20-year-olds. As part of the govern- ment's Safer Journeys strategy, the NZTA is working on changes to toughen up the restricted licence on-road driving test to encourage 120 hours of supervised driv- ing in the learner licence stage, with the new tests likely to be implemented in February. Most parents want to do the right thing and keep their teenagers safe behind the wheel, but many don't understand that a higher level of time spent with their teenager in the car is required,'' Mr Danger- field says. In New Zea- land too many of us assume that passing the restricted licence test means a teenager is ready to go it alone. Passing the test is only the beginning of the journey, and parents still have a crucial role to play in helping teens become safe drivers. It might not feel like it at times, but parents still have a strong influence on their teenagers' lives. Research on ado- lescent risk-taking highlights the important role that parents play in keeping teens safe. Our aim is to provide the tools, support and guid- ance that helps parents to stay involved.'' The survey also showed 58 percent of Kiwi parents only get in their teen's car occasion- ally after they have their restricted licence and 32 percent believe their teens drive really well''. Data shows that teen drivers are most at risk of a serious crash in the first six to 12 months of driving solo on a restric- ted licence. They are more vulner- able on the road during that period than at any other time in their lives. Each year there are about 1300 crashes resulting in injury or death involving teen drivers on a restricted licence.
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