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    [b:b2e1157391]Road safety course for foreign students [/b:b2e1157391]

    21.02.06 2.00pm


    A growing number of international students are falling victim to accidents on Auckland's roads.

    Two thousand students will attend seminars over the next two days aimed at promoting the road safety message. Over the past five years, some 56 Asian pedestrians have been hit by vehicles in Auckland city.

    Road safety co-ordinator Claire Dixon says the accidents share a lot of common factors although many are caused by students failing to adjust to the fact New Zealanders drive on the other side of the road.

    [b:b2e1157391]She thinks as a result of that, many cross directly into the path of oncoming traffic.[/b:b2e1157391] :icon_eek:

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    I know that when I was there, it took more thought for me to be a safe pedestrian than a safe driver. As a driver, the different car configuration helped my brain do a mirror-image adjustment. However, when walking I had to think a bit longer about which lane and direction the cars were traveling. I nearly got myself splatted a few times.
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