Friday, July 29, 2016

WELL DONE NATIONAL

I have just received my car registration notice from the NZTA.    Cost reduced from $138 last year to $88 for the next twelve months.  This is the second year in a row that the cost has been reduced.

Under the previous Labour/Winston First administration the cost of vehicle registration increased year on year.

And to Sue Maroney banging on about how it's unfair that those owing cars with a poor safety record haven't been rewarded I say tough s**t.   You get what you pay for.    The ACC component is based on risk factors.   The higher the risk the more you pay.   That's how it should be.

Well done National.


10 comments:

Johno said...

Agreed!

On this theme I'd like to see the RUC charges re-aligned a but better to reflect user pays too. Currently a 1500kg vehicle is at the same rate as a 3500kg but presumably creates a lot less cost to the roading system.

Noel said...

Changing to safety factors of passenger vehicles instead of injury statistics.
Doesn't apply to other vehicle types including motorcycles who continue to be based on the injury statistics and not the safety of the vehicle.
Little change in my old ute which was never a work vehicle but they refuse me the right to have it relicensed as a passenger vehicle.

Irony is a lot a tradesmen are changing to SUV's and the like but the injury stats wont be recorded.

Muted congratulations here.

Redbaiter said...

A prostrate NZ car owner-

"Thank you your Majesties for giving us our own money back and so kind of you, especially after you have been making a profit of $2-5 billion per year over the last six years. We your unworthy subjects are forever grateful"

Psycho Milt said...

I agree it certainly is the National way to make life harder for people on low incomes so it can make sure its already-well-off constituency has even more money. That is pretty much the purpose of its existence, after all. I'm just not seeing what's good about that.

The Veteran said...

Ok Milt ... you tell me what it cost to register a motor vehicle in 2008 then and we can have an intelligent conversation about National making 'life harder for people on low incomes'.

Noel said...

Milt you may find this interesting.

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/publications-research/publications/employment-and-skills/2016-17%20ACC%20Levies%20Cab%20paper.pdf

Gerald said...

There goes the Community aspect of ACC which served us well over the years.

Anonymous said...

Willowgrove Consulting put it this way

"Understanding risk is about understanding the reality. To say that a new vehicle is safer because of testing, and it should be rated lower but ignore that it falls into a category where the occupants get hurt more often, doesn’t accurately reflect the real risk.

In fact, it hides the data people need to know to make better-informed decisions. It is not the vehicle that solely determines the injury risk. Vehicle + Driver + Activity = Outcome"

Psycho Milt said...

Ok Milt ... you tell me what it cost to register a motor vehicle in 2008 then and we can have an intelligent conversation about National making 'life harder for people on low incomes'.

Your post is about changes the current government has made to the cost of car registration. It congratulates the government on making registration cheaper for the well-off than for people on low incomes. What some previous government did 10 years ago is irrelevant to that.

The Veteran said...

Gerald ... you are talking a load of tosh. ACC is all about rating for risk. Show me in the legislation where 'Community Aspect' is to be taken into account. To take your point through to its illogical conclusion the rate for a top dressing pilot should be reduced because its too much and unfair
with the shortfall to be picked by by raising the levy for say agriculture workers.