LACK OF AWARE­NESS

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Letters - Tim Mathews

I READ Adrian Lamb’s let­ter (cars­Guide, Septem­ber 5), and can feel his frus­tra­tion. Many of us who take driv­ing se­ri­ously get very frus­trated with too many of the cur­rent non-think­ing driv­ers. A lack of sit­u­a­tional aware­ness and con­sid­er­a­tion for oth­ers is all too com­mon. I re­cently drove north of Bris­bane and it was a pleas­ant sur­prise and an en­joy­able drive along some of their free­ways. Cars were trav­el­ling at dif­fer­ent speeds and the gag­gle of cars trav­el­ling closely to­gether was not present. The cars in the right-hand lane would move over for faster traf­fic and even let in cars from the left lane if they got be­hind slower ve­hi­cles. Un­for­tu­nately, in Vic­to­ria we seem to be try­ing to re­duce driver ex­per­tise to the low­est com­mon de­nom­i­na­tor. This ob­ses­sion with mi­nor in­cre­ments over the speed limit is coun­ter­pro­duc­tive. Driver ed­u­ca­tion for all ages needs to take place be­fore we end up with most driv­ers go­ing along like zom­bies.

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