THE EDITOR, Sir:
I am saddened that the number of road fatalities continue to be quite high but, watching some of the driving on the roads, I am not surprised. In fact, I am surprised the number is not much higher.
Some drivers travel with speed and arrogance, as if they own the road, and have a belief that they are such super drivers that they will always get away with it. Alas, they often find out too late that they are not as good as they thought, and take innocent victims with them.
Other drivers are innocent victims when they crash as they seek to avoid careless drivers who poke out from side roads, or switch lanes without checking that it is safe to do so, or break stop signs and traffic lights. Or they swerve to avoid careless pedestrians who wander into roads when it is unsafe to do so.
There are many reasons for road accidents but it usually comes down to failure to obey the road codes. I once was a careless driver, occasionally straying into arrogant driving, but I have managed to change. If I can do so, others can too.
A Reformed Driver