The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1915. MOTOR TRAVELLING AT NIGHT.
The problem before the Akaroa County Council is no easy one when it comes to ascertaining whether 8 majority of the ratepayers are in favour of altering the clause in thu motor by-laws to allow ears to travel on the Peninsula roads after 10 p.m. The suggestion is much better than the original one made by Mr J. R. Tbaeker—that cara be allowed to travel one night of the week. Care could travel the roads at night,, and then plead that they thought thai wa& the particular night when the ban was. removed. As to whether night travel ling should be allowed, we oonsider that it is time cars were allowed on the roade. We do not think that many cars would take these winding roads on dark nights simply for pleasure, and we cannot see ho* there is any more danger at night than i Q the day time. Cars cannot travel so fast at night, and their lights warn drivers of horses of their approach! better than in the day time. It i 3? impossible to stand still in these ia-y of progress, and the growth oS mot' * traffic on our hills is enormous. Nu J bers of local people are buying „ end motor cycles, and it appea .„ fn us high time that the ban on n j ff h? travelling was removed. The - pro °£ o that cars be not allowed on tb r roads Ml 10, p.m. should allow the / mo ?ot horse drivers time to get bo me ™ p quite agree with the Chairir l&0 of J^' Council (Mr J D Bruc* , " b ° J ft c ratepayera should be oom jJered, «| n ßeems bard , those who depend "Pon their gigeto takrj them about have to keep at home > Jecause of lfa ut dread of the motor. Wβ believe euch people are rare now, ftD( j that the tramo If, as Messrs Bruce and Wil liama said, there is 6uc fa a fitroDg '.. feeling in their dietricts against the 1] alteration of the by law, alj the oppo I* nents ebould make their objections! felt. Afc the same time, if there is •o overwhelming mejorifcy ia favoar'
of tut- now O'Uer 01 tuiug-, i.!>;-: mu-ni 'I uon ruusb come. It appears to us • 1 thaFlbe""greaFliifn'onrty which besets 1 I tbe various rafirnbera ia to ascertain I how the majority of tbeir ratepayers feel en the question. How tbey are J to ascertain that it: is difficult to eny J b>it uu doubt each member will make a »m d attempt to probe the public feel- c ing iv his district. c