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The time has come when the rula pro hibiting night traffic on Peninsula roada should be deleted. As n matter of fact, numbers of motor cycies travel the roads after sunset and not a few oara. Night travelling is not very en joynblp, and horses are bo accus'.otned to cars'how that the danger of ucei /JenfcH has bsen reduced materially. It i is paid by motorists that peorobing by night is absolutely prohibitive' on these roads. The effect of removing this regulation would be to stimulate the tourist truffle enormously. It is incredible bow many motorists cut out the Akaroa trip because of the fear of not getting back off the Peninsula bills before sundown. Then- on

1 wet:K indb where there is a Monday I holiday, rainy visitors could come doivn hy the late Little River train and get over the hill by car. At the i preß9nc time it is impossible to get I over from Little River from the late I train, and this militates considerably j against the tourist traffic. There is I no doub , ; that the motor has come to I stay, and. aleo, that by penalising cars wo keep away the best class of tourist. Some weeks ago the Canterbury Automobile Association wished to have a hill trial on the German Buy hill. The Association offered to guarantee against all accidents, and to keep good watch. The Akaroa County Council refused the necessary permit We think fche Council is not considering the progress of the district in keeping away viaitora in thi3 manner, and that;

motor traffic should be encourngea , , a? the Council have the right to bring to book all who abuse tbe privileges of the road.

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MOTOR TRAFFIC TO THE PENINSULA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3452, 13 November 1914

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MOTOR TRAFFIC TO THE PENINSULA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3452, 13 November 1914

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