L plates, T plates, E plates

They are about to discuss on TV1 breakfast whether there should be E plates for elderly drivers, similar to L plates for learner drivers. This is  is discriminatory, and it’s pathetic.

There have also been class for T plates for tourists.

What would an elderly learner tourist have to use? It would confuse other drivers if they had an LTE plate, people might think they are some sort of gay.

It would be more appropriate to have I plates – for idiot drivers.

Perhaps TV talk shows should have ratings displayed – TVNZ could do with an I rating with this discussion, it’s idiotic (posted before they start).

It turns out that a young guy has suggested it and has been given some air time.

It also turns out that he is trying to sell ‘Elderly Driver’ signs for cars.

Idiot (whoever decided to put him on TV to allow him to publicise his products).

I have an idea – idiot stickers. Drivers are unlikely to want to put I plates up themselves, so they would be better applied from the outside. Unfortunately that wouldn’t work very well for TV.

20 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2018

    I want a FEOF plate, fast elderly old fart

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 21, 2018

      You could DIY one 😀

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 21, 2018

        E plates would mean that people would know that the driver was old, and that their reactions were likely to be slower, so could be careful.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 21, 2018

          Two local old men were real menaces. One would just pull out without looking, too bad if anyone was coming. I was nearly hit more than once. Another would do the slow-slow-quick-quick-slow car dance, then would go into a square dance – on the left, on the right, down the middle…..

  2. PartisanZ

     /  March 21, 2018

    ‘A’ plates for alcoholics are the only ones likely to make a difference …

    • PartisanZ

       /  March 21, 2018

      People cry out for ‘registers’ of pedophiles and dangerous parolees … why not a register of alcoholics … arguably the most dangerous people in our society?

      • Griff

         /  March 21, 2018

        P plate and a P register.
        Pisshead Parolees and Pedophiles.
        All a danger to society.

        While we are at it.
        Zero tolerance for alcohol use among our elected members.
        Pissed in charge of a country is not ok.

  3. Corky

     /  March 21, 2018

    Here’s a reason I champion Western culture. There seems to be a worldwide trend of people and countries reverting to fundamentalism. Regressing back to yesteryear in a mistaken belief that finding your roots; reviving old cultural mores, will make for a better situation. We see this in particular with Maori culture.

    Now Tonga wants to ban girls playing rugby and boxing. Leaving aside the hypocrisy of New Zealand, Tonga and feminists, we have another example of this reversion.

    Michael Laws once said Tongans with intellect had all moved to NZ. What was left was the dregs. A little harsh, but given this gender edict, his opinion may hold a grain of truth.

    However, no ones that dumb not to realise there’d be a backlash. No one can be that dumb not to realise New Zealand gives big aid money to Tonga. So obviously Tonga feels secure that they’ll continue receiving aid money from somewhere should New Zealand apply sanctions.

    Hopefully this outrage is the work of a fundamentalist bureaucrat who had a brain-fart and is presently receiving a good hiding..Tongan style.

    ttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/20/critics-attack-worse-pathetic-ban-girls-playing-rugby-tonga/

    • PartisanZ

       /  March 21, 2018

      Crikey … I thought I’d boarded a plane bound for Relevance via Applicability …

      Of course, everywhere is ‘Westernized’ now, so these things are actually happening within Western Culture, which cannot escape its Colonial past …

      INDEED, IT IS IT’S COLONIAL PAST …

      Unless I’ve missed the founding of some new countries like Hayekia, Friedmanily, New Rothbardland or Von Mises Republic? Pity there’s no vacant countries left anywhere, huh?

      To do it you’d have to colonize someone else’s country …

      • Gezza

         /  March 21, 2018

        ?

        • PartisanZ

           /  March 21, 2018

          Oblique Gezza … that’s all … I guess I could’ve just screamed “HIJACKER!!!” …

          • Gezza

             /  March 21, 2018

            Possibly he was just temporarily disoriented. His head will be really spinning now.

          • Pickled Possum

             /  March 21, 2018

            Oh I see What you did there Parti …. Some one Hijacked the korero …. again!

            I mean whats girls Not playing rugby got to do with L T and E Plates … Really!!!!!

            and come to think of it L T and E plates would work for me.
            Get a Real picture of who’s sharing the tarseal with me.

            “Watch Out!! Here comes Poppa Smurf … stay hard on the left side.”
            or
            “Mother! Ring that boys mother when we get home and tell her to slap her son up the face, Never seen such idiotic driving in my whole 100 years.”

            Putting a tag plate on your car just means you can drive to your particular set of driving skills and people will, hopefully be more aware.

            “Fark!! Here comes a white RV!! Pull over and STOP!!!
            till they have passed us!!”
            Tourists drive like they are still at home, driving for the gap and
            driving like they are only ones that count.

            Whiny nasally voice ….”But Madame! I have to stop in the middle of the road!. That is the best view of the rock that looks like a …… Surely you can see me and just wait for me to finish.”
            or
            What do you mean I can’t wash my dishes in the toilet!!???

            • Gezza

               /  March 21, 2018

              Well, ok then madame, you can, but it’s not recommended.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 21, 2018

              I can’t imagine anyone doing the last – except perhaps freedom campers whose habits are very unsavoury.

    • Cork

       /  March 21, 2018

      Apologies there folks( and trolls). This should have been posted somewhere else.

  4. Missy

     /  March 21, 2018

    Hmmm… I wonder what sort of plate I would need, got my licence in NZ, drove 20+ years in NZ, but now have a UK licence which required me surrendering my NZ licence, so am I a T? but I am not really a tourist, not old, maybe there should be a XPNZ for Expat NZer….

  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 23, 2018

    I can’t understand why anyone would pay for a vanity plate when so many are meaningless to anyone else. Especially when they have to resort to things like 3 and 5 for E and S.