Crushed boyracer car to help teach safety
Museum buys crushed car to teach safetyTOM HUNT
A car crushed in Lower Hutt under boy-racer laws will now play a part in educating children about road safety.
Last month Paraparaumu boy racer Daniel Briant had his pride and joy Nissan flattened at Macaulay Metals in Lower Hutt - the first car crushed under boy-racer legislation.
The car was listed on Trade Me last week by the scrap metal yard with proceeds going to Youthline.
After a frantic round of bidding between Greenchilli1971 and Redman01 yesterday afternoon, Greenchilli1971 won with a bid of $818.
That bidder was today been revealed as Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), which plans to put the crushed car on display from next month to help educate visitors about road safety and the dangers associated with transport.
More than 26,000 school children visit the museum each year.
The museum will also use the car to show the science and technology behind pneumatics and hydraulics - the technology which crushed the car.
It would also allow the museum to explore issues around recycling.
Macaulay Metals human resources and marketing manager Joanne Roelofs yesterday said the sale price was a "nice number for Youthline".
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