LACK OF AWARENESS
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.