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The cost of excessive speeding

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

It's being reported that 124 persons have died in traffic accidents since the start of the year. And that most of the accidents that have occurred, are caused from speeding. It did not say that, they were caused from blurred-vision or from pot-holes, but from speeding, and excessive speeding too.

Motorists have been warned time and time again, and they know it like a poem, that they must not speed. But despite the warning and the pleading to cut down on speed, the unruly drivers continue to do so.

What then, should we do with motorists who want to have their own way, who do not want to comply with traffic laws? And they are wreaking serious havoc on the society, by sending many to their graves before their time.

If a driver is speeding to get to a rest-room, or, if it's a case of emergency, where he is taking someone to the hospital, then, we will accept that, especially if he is not driving at break-neck speed. But apart from that, we raise the bar high - against speeding.

The great irony is this: many people have already lost their lives in motor-vehicle accidents could have been avoided.

This is the heart of the matter.

Donald J. Mckoy.

donaldmckoy2010@hotmail.com