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Sir,—Your correspondent, D, Barwiek, de- , senes the thanks of the Peninsula residods (or calling public attention to the motor traffic on the hill roads. If the bylaw is re pealed at the present time, we can lid goodbje to the safety cf all paseengers on the eastern side of the bays. The speed vvilh which lha motorists round the bend* in the dny time is a denser to life and limb, but at night time no one will be safe on the roads. Aa the law is now, there are often very nairow escapes from death Last week, on the appearance of a mrtor car, a horse and trap and two occupants were thrown over a bank , having a smashed trap to tell the story. Another time a driver just jumied out in time to save being pitched over a hedge when a motor cycle appeared under bis horse's cosei These hair breath escapes are of frequent occurarce, and add greatly to the worry of travelling on the narrow roads. The present law is even now ignored by careless motorists. One of them was epeed* ing through the Little Akaloa district after dubk only a' few nights ago, and if any unwary drivers of vehicles had happened to meet bim on a narrow beDd nothing could have paved them from an accident. As your correspondent says, tbe time to repeal the law is when motors are easy to obtain, end when most people are using thequioker mode of travelling. Just a word might here be mentioned of the bad ruannere of some cyclists who will not stop their motors at the sign from the driver of a frightened horse; also a word of sincere thanks to the consideration shown by well mannered motor cyclists.— I am, etc ,


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MOTOR TRAFFIC BYLAW., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3469, 12 January 1915

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MOTOR TRAFFIC BYLAW. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3469, 12 January 1915

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