OPINION: No driver has the right to put road users at risk

EDITORIAL

ANOTHER trip to work, another example of bad driving.

A tailgater this time; a "sticky" driver who seemed very put out that they had to slow so I could legally turn into another street.

I'm sure many decent drivers trying to do the right thing find the trip to and from work a daily time to "pick the idiot on the road".

Partly, I think, it reflects more of the "it's all about me" attitude that seems to prevail these days.

"How dare someone else get in my way," to "I have the right to do what I want," that sort of thing. Even, "how dare someone criticise me".

But while rudeness in society generally may not have serious consequences, rudeness and stupidity on our roads can.

Police must sometimes wonder what they can do to change driver attitudes.

Road Safety Week, which will roll out across our region from August 17 to 21, is a worthy attempt to drive home the message of being safe on our roads.

READ THE STORY: Initiative targets driver behaviour for Road Safety Week

Maybe you're one of those drivers who won't be told.

But you certainly don't have the right to put others at risk.



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