Should the Government ban sexy pedestrians?

March 6th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Are sexy pedestrians just too distracting? Or are your kids driving you mad at the wheel?

You’re not alone. They are among the top distractions found in a UK survey of 1500 drivers by IAM and Vision Critical.

Children (29 per cent), changing the stereo (27 per cent), back-seat drivers (26 per cent), the satnav (15 per cent) and attractive pedestrians, drivers or passengers (14 per cent) were rated the things which most took attention away from the road.

The Government banned the use of non hands-free cellphones in cars because they were deemed a distraction. Logically they should also ban sexy pedestrians from sidewalks in case they too cause car crashes.

This might seem unfair to sexy pedestrians, but just as one can still use a cellphone if it is hands-free, they would still be allowed out in public so long as they are covered up.

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22 Responses to “Should the Government ban sexy pedestrians?”

  1. Harriet (4,990 comments) says:

    You’ll have to find a female one in NZ first.

    Unless you call ‘butch’ attractive. :cool:

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  2. SGA (1,076 comments) says:

    Harriet at 1:07 pm

    You’ll have to find a female one in NZ first.
    Unless you call ‘butch’ attractive.

    My goodness, where do you live (in general terms)?

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  3. Ashley Schaeffer (488 comments) says:

    First thing my elder brother taught me when I moved to Wellington at age 20 – ‘Don’t allow yourself to get distracted driving down Lambton Quay at lunchtime.’ Advice I still follow to this day.

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  4. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Looking at the old boilers in Labour/Greens, they would have no one to ban . . . would this not reek of discrimination!

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  5. Ashley Schaeffer (488 comments) says:

    Who gets to determine whether the pedestrians are sexy or not?

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  6. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    Cellphones should not have been banned because attractive pedestrians have not been banned…?

    :neutral: Righto.

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  7. Craig (22 comments) says:

    Sexy pedestrians are good for safety, they make you slow down.

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  8. Odakyu-sen (679 comments) says:

    “…they would still be allowed out in public so long as they are covered up.”

    Remind you of any particular countries?

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  9. Harriet (4,990 comments) says:

    “……..You’ll have to find a female one in NZ first………Unless you call ‘butch’ attractive.

    My goodness, where do you live (in general terms)?……..”

    QUEENSLAND – RIGHT ON THE BEACHFRONT. :cool:

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  10. Don the Kiwi (1,763 comments) says:

    Few things gladden the heart of a man more than the sight of a beautiful woman.

    It would be a much greater distraction if she was sitting in the seat next to you. :-)

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  11. jp_1983 (213 comments) says:

    I look forward to the day when only girls like Darien Fenton are allowed out

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  12. Nigel Kearney (1,019 comments) says:

    Children in the car are more of a distraction. Maybe we should ban that. Not ban children altogether of course. That would be silly. Just don’t allow them in cars. It would deal to the ‘child obesity epidemic’ as well. Maybe the hands-free equivalent of having them in a strait jacket and gagged would be permissible.

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  13. Harriet (4,990 comments) says:

    I see you’ve noticed that school girls are missing from the sidewalk Nigel. :cool:

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  14. Brian Smaller (4,023 comments) says:

    Children in the car are more of a distraction. Maybe we should ban that. Not ban children altogether of course. That would be silly. Just don’t allow them in cars.

    Yet do the safe thing and put them in the boot and for some reason you are labelled a bad parent. :)

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  15. Ed Snack (1,883 comments) says:

    Pics or it doesn’t happen…

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  16. nasska (11,589 comments) says:

    All the more reason for the safety concious to vote Conservative. With all females of breeding age pregnant & chained to the kitchen the footpaths of NZ would be free from distractions.

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  17. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    should the govt ban sexy pedrestrians

    Can we have a definition of ‘sexy’ – Perhaps one from each of the party leaders – would be interesting to compare Craig’s with Peter’s for example. ;-)

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  18. Dave_1924 (116 comments) says:

    Bloody heck – there goes any reason to drive to the airport via Oriental Bays route!!!

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  19. lolitasbrother (703 comments) says:

    It was in Colombo street, nearing the square, and well before the Earthquakes,
    and there was this pretty thin thing in a yellow flip skirt fluttering
    and I just had to look, I just had to look.
    And then I got dreaming, I flicked a quick look at the car ahead,
    and then I turned back to this creature who by now, knew I was looking at her.
    she glanced over her shoulder, and she was wearing yellow shoes as well
    they can always tell the pretty ones and they catch your eye..
    and bang :
    it was a hit in front car by distracted driver.
    I said i was sorry to the bloke in front, in those days we had a spare car,
    and I gave it to him while his got fixed .. I wish i could see her again

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  20. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Now, now, let’s not be hasty. This is how I met my wife after all. There I was, just a walking down the street…

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  21. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    No it should get on with the legal process so
    New Zealanders can Marry Sheep

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  22. Phil (127 comments) says:

    On most days, my commute to and from work is with a sexy, radio-changing, passenger-seat driver.
    I think this means my girlfriend counts as 67% more distracting.

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