5134 views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
I got this Great Wall of Text sent to me, it sounds like it might be important but then again it might just be spam cleverly disguised as a textual structure.

Anyhoo, here it is in it's original format - if anyone wants to selflessly donate some punctuation we'd all appreciate it.

Quote
Regardless of the exact causes, the road toll in the NT increased significantly in the two years immediately after its introduction. In 2006, the year before the raft of NT Road Law changes, the toll was 44, and including 2006 the average toll per annum was 49. In 2007 the toll was 57 and in 2008 a 16 year high of 75 deaths was reached. If we average 2007 and 2008 we get an annual toll of 66 which is 34.7% higher than the average for the decade before the road rules were changed. This makes an absolute mockery of Assistant Commissioner Kelly's claim that there were "25% less fatal accidents". Of course, statistics can tell almost any story you want because theoretically maybe there were actually 25% less fatal accidents, this could be entirely true. BUT, if there were multiple people killed in those accidents, then you end up with more fatalities. The truth is, 44 people died on NT roads in 2006, the last year before the introduction of various rules & regulations to reduce the death toll & injuries, and in 2007/08 the road toll increased by, on average, 50% over 2006. Earlier this year the NT Labor Government tried to claim that the speed limits on the previously unrestricted highways was effective in reducing deaths. This is not so, but the government twisted the statistics to paint a rosy picture. The government claimed that as a percentage of overall deaths the deaths on the highways had reduced and was therefore a success. This is simply manipulation of statistics because the "real" numbers paint a completely different picture. On the highways that are now 130kmh limited, in 2006 6 people died, but in both 2007 & 2008 7 people died. This is an increase of only 1 but is nevertheless an increase. The government glossed over the truth by saying that as a percentage of all deaths, deaths on these highways was down. Sure this is true, BUT remember, in those two years the road toll increased significantly. Also, on the highways that are 110 limited, in 2006 8 people died. In years 2007 and 2008, 25 & 15 people died respectively on these roads which is a significant increase of 150%. Again, the Government said that as a percentage of overall deaths that deaths on these roads had decreased. Well, the actual numbers paint a completely different picture. The significant increase in deaths in the 110kmh zones, on face value, paints a picture of fatigue and probably boredom. How else can you possibly explain such a dramatic increase? This totally flies in the face of reduce speed campaigners because if we go slower we are supposedly safe. NT's experiment de-bunks this myth totally. The CLP will repeal the 130 limit please spread the word and print out our new fact sheet and place next to the petitions. We would have had this no evidenced based law overturned if Independent Gerry Woods had not recently sided with the Labor Government. Why not send him an email too at gerry.wood@nt.gov.au and tell him next time to support the CLP after all safety should come before TAX

 :boggled:



Offline Steve.


  • Joined: Mar 2008

  • Drives: AMG.
  • Location: Adelaide.
  • Name: Steve
I didn't really read much, but I found some paragraphs!

Quote
Regardless of the exact causes, the road toll in the NT increased significantly in the two years immediately after its introduction. In 2006, the year before the raft of NT Road Law changes, the toll was 44, and including 2006 the average toll per annum was 49. In 2007 the toll was 57 and in 2008 a 16 year high of 75 deaths was reached. If we average 2007 and 2008 we get an annual toll of 66 which is 34.7% higher than the average for the decade before the road rules were changed.

This makes an absolute mockery of Assistant Commissioner Kelly's claim that there were "25% less fatal accidents". Of course, statistics can tell almost any story you want because theoretically maybe there were actually 25% less fatal accidents, this could be entirely true. BUT, if there were multiple people killed in those accidents, then you end up with more fatalities. The truth is, 44 people died on NT roads in 2006, the last year before the introduction of various rules & regulations to reduce the death toll & injuries, and in 2007/08 the road toll increased by, on average, 50% over 2006. Earlier this year the NT Labor Government tried to claim that the speed limits on the previously unrestricted highways was effective in reducing deaths. This is not so, but the government twisted the statistics to paint a rosy picture.

The government claimed that as a percentage of overall deaths the deaths on the highways had reduced and was therefore a success. This is simply manipulation of statistics because the "real" numbers paint a completely different picture. On the highways that are now 130kmh limited, in 2006 6 people died, but in both 2007 & 2008 7 people died. This is an increase of only 1 but is nevertheless an increase. The government glossed over the truth by saying that as a percentage of all deaths, deaths on these highways was down. Sure this is true, BUT remember, in those two years the road toll increased significantly. Also, on the highways that are 110 limited, in 2006 8 people died. In years 2007 and 2008, 25 & 15 people died respectively on these roads which is a significant increase of 150%. Again, the Government said that as a percentage of overall deaths that deaths on these roads had decreased.

Well, the actual numbers paint a completely different picture. The significant increase in deaths in the 110kmh zones, on face value, paints a picture of fatigue and probably boredom. How else can you possibly explain such a dramatic increase? This totally flies in the face of reduce speed campaigners because if we go slower we are supposedly safe. NT's experiment de-bunks this myth totally. The CLP will repeal the 130 limit please spread the word and print out our new fact sheet and place next to the petitions. We would have had this no evidenced based law overturned if Independent Gerry Woods had not recently sided with the Labor Government.

Why not send him an email too at gerry.wood@nt.gov.au and tell him next time to support the CLP after all safety should come before TAX



Offline Big Trev


  • Joined: Apr 2008

  • Location:
  • Drives:
Don't believe all that propoganda bull-shit, read this link.
http://www.roadsafety.nt.gov.au/stats/index.shtml

The road toll was only 'down' for one year, and that was the year before they dropped the speed limit.  And most of the deaths happen in the 'holiday' season, so one can assume from that that it is probably not the 'locals' being killed.

Victoria - The State of Motorsport Euphoria



Offline Keepleft


  • Joined: Aug 2011

  • Location: NSW
  • Name: Old and cranky
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/08/12/253241_ntnews.html

CLP will reintroduce (//) on high-standard highways, keep speed-limits on some highway lengths, and will retain a regulated rural default.  (Which at 110km/h should in my view drop to 80km/h - its just a default).

There was no need to bring in a rural 130km/h maximum speed limit on NT's best highways; done by Labor loons.  Only Labor have historically killed off speed derestriction in AUS where it once applied - they love CONTROL those freaks.  NSW lost its (//) under Wran back in 79'.

Anyhow, the move by CLP is appropriate.
BUY A 'Euro' SPEC HAZARD-WARNING TRIANGLE FOR YOUR CAR - FOR USE AT BREAKDOWNS AND CRASH SCENES



Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
113 Replies
41135 Views
Last post Wed, 01 Oct, 2014 - 11:53
by PA
14 Replies
9112 Views
Last post Mon, 14 Sep, 2009 - 23:25
by allanuber
11 Replies
5120 Views
Last post Wed, 10 Feb, 2010 - 17:13
by mhh
8 Replies
6404 Views
Last post Wed, 02 Nov, 2011 - 18:49
by AshSimmonds
0 Replies
237 Views
Last post Mon, 25 Jul, 2016 - 12:05
by MotorCulture


Latest Discussions

BOARD TOPIC MEMBER POSTED
[ McLaren ] McLaren 720S 360c Today at 11:25
[ Ferrari ] 812 Superfast JBO Today at 08:10
[ Cars ] The cool other car photo thread cel Yesterday at 23:40
[ Cars ] Clem Smith's car collection to be auctioned Brenton Yesterday at 21:46
[ Off Topic ] Aussie Politics goober Yesterday at 14:50
[ Italian Cars ] Social Media Suprise!! Joey Yesterday at 13:08