Sunday, February 28, 2010

The headline:

Two die on roads

"A young man has been killed after he fell from a car and it ran him over on a beach near Tauranga early this morning.

The 22-year-old local man had been riding on the outside of the car on Omanu beach in Mount Maunganui about 1am, Senior Sergeant Carl Purcell of Tauranga police said..."


It was a beach- NOT a road.

If the MSM can't get the little things right- how can we trust them with the big stories?

oh!- thats right....


Oii said...

Sorry Os,
from Land Transport act

road includes—

(a) a street; and

(b) a motorway; and

(c) a beach; and

(d) a place to which the public have access, whether as of right or not; and

etc - etc

Oswald Bastable said...


Murray said...

Yeah sorry dude, for legal definitions the beach is a road. Of course they're not treated like roads or ever have the rule enforced.

Hence the "we're not on a road so i can ride on top of this car with impunity".

Cept the laws of physics favor enforcement over rehabilitation.