This is just a quick post to prove I can appreciate good work, even when it comes from the other side of the political spectrum from that where I most happily reside.
I probably spend too much of my time dissing the Government, but I have to congratulate Steven Joyce for the measures he's announced to tackle the appalling accident rate among young drivers. The measures seem sensible, and now they're in front of us I'm wondering why it took so long for them to be proposed. They all seem bloody obvious.
Federated Farmers say there's no evidence that raising the driving age will reduce the road toll. Their argument makes no sense. Surely people become better drivers as they become more mature. Are they really saying there's no difference in maturity as people get older? In that case, perhaps they ought to be advocating that we have no age limit at all. Of course that would be ridiculous.
Anyway, a grudging well done to Steven Joyce.