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LETTERS OF THE DAY - Time to change road behaviour

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

It is said that prevention is better than cure, and letting good sense prevail can prevent serious atrocities, pain and death. But how many of us abide by this principle?

Apart from gun pests, knife-mongers and machete wielders, there are others who continue to senselessly take the lives of Jamaicans, and those are the reckless, impatient motorists we all encounter daily.

I am tired of hearing strong words of warning from our leaders to motorists, imploring them to drive carefully and to cut down on speed. But they are not heeding the warning. Many of them are also displaying bad road manners. How many more people will be killed in motor vehicle accidents before the year ends? The crazy driving on our roads leaves you feeling like there is a hail of bullets coming at you from all directions. You just have to try to evade them.

The rate at which people are dying on our roads is staggering. We have to do something now to change this.

I am, etc.,

DONALD McKOY

donaldmckoy2010@hotmail.com