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Severely punish road hogs

Published:Tuesday | September 2, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

For how long will the ruling authorities continue pleading with motorists to stop the speeding and reckless driving on the streets?

When will reckless and presumptuous drivers heed the warning to cut their speed and stop the dangerous overtaking of other vehicles, which oftentimes results in terrible accidents and people dying senselessly?

The Government is not doing enough to punish stiff-necked drivers and rowdies severely, who are wreaking serious havoc on our roads, cutting short the lives of people almost on a daily basis.

On the other hand, most of the times, if not all the time, when motorists are speeding and overtaking dangerously, passengers just sit back and keep their mouths closed and will never cry out to the speedsters to cut their speed. It seems as if they love and enjoy reckless driving. And if someone asks a driver to go easy on the gas, it creates a lot of attention on that person, as if she has done something wrong.

Maybe one of the reasons why so many Jamaicans are dying so senselessly and in an untimely fashion, leaving their relatives and families hard-pressed with grief, mourning and emotional pain is that they will not open their mouths and call to the ones who are gambling with their lives.

Too many Jamaican have already died and are still dying in traffic accidents for us not to unleash drastic punishment on culprits who are disobedient and are breaking traffic laws.

Donald J. Mckoy

donaldmckoy2010@hotmail.com