Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday's Fulminations

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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The persecution of UBER continues.

hattip; Kiwiblog

"Panai was fined $330 and disqualified from carrying passengers for one month after he pleaded guilt to driving for three hours more than his allowed time.By law, drivers must take a 30 minute break after every 5.5 hours of work time.

Defence counsel Simon Mount said Panai took a 25-minute break instead."

A manifestly unjust decision in my view.

The company should appeal this decision and the police should be reprimanded.

gravedodger said...

Yes Adolf such arbitrary rules, however well intentioned take no account of the gulf in differing abilities and circumstances in the makeup of drivers.
To force a bus to pull over when after delays in transit, a driver is in danger of going out of hours, yet perfectly capable of finishing a trip, is mind boggling bureaucracy.
A glaring example is on the Cook Straight Ferries where a driver parks his rig then takes a kip in a cabin for the next four hours, yet unless things have changed, the driver is deemed to be driving the whole time with break rest periods only allowed during that four hours.
All the while a private vehicle driver can with out restriction drive as many hours as required to get to the ferry and then continue after the four hour crossing, for as long as they wish. It will be of little moment whether a pedestrian is skittled by a big rig, a fifth wheeler or a Suziki Alto, the outcome will only be in degree but still very dead.

Methinks perhaps someone is opposed to Uber?