High Court Ruling Confirms Driver Licence Shambles
United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the High Court's ruling in the Moana Sinclair case that the present driver licence rules are poorly drafted confirms that the new driver licence regime is a complete shambles.
Mr Dunne is calling on the government to suspend the entire regime immediately, while new and clearer rules are devised.
"We all know that the new regime has been an administrative disaster, but now the High Court is making it clear it is a legal disaster as well."
"Tinkering administrative reviews like the one presently underway will not resolve this and the Government would be best advised to drop the whole scheme altogether, and go back to the drawing board," he says.
Mr Dunne, who has previously called for the scrapping of the LTSA because of its ineffectual and politically correct approach to road safety, says this latest debacle should sound its death knell.
"This outfit pushed for the new regime, and was so keen to have its way, it could not even wait for Parliamentary approval before getting the photographic driving licence equipment the new scheme required."
"Its arrogance and contempt for due process was unbelievable, and therefore now the chickens have come home to roost, it must pay the price."
"The Government has absolutely no alternative but to suspend the seriously flawed driver licence regime completely, and to hold the erratic and maverick LTSA to account for the policy failure its obsessive obstinacy has created," Mr Dunne says.