Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Re: Dearer to Ride a Motorbike in New Zealand !!!!
Its punishment of the innocent and reward for the guilty. The car runs into you and you have to pay the levy.
For those that don't know, NZ has a no fault accident policy...the victim cannot sue the perpetrator if involved in an accident. The medical bills for all accidents are paid out of a central fund filled by a levy on wages/salary and part of vehicle rego's. As the Fund is now severely in the red, they are reassessing the contributions and taking a strict user-pays line of reasoning.
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
but I left my biking heart along the Scenic Byways of America.....
"Come fill the cup that clears
Today of past regrets and future fears." ....Omar Khayyam