SAFETY LAST

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Readers Write -

A WHILE ago I was driv­ing too fast in a school zone just be­fore the time ex­pired.

The rea­son I was speed­ing: I did not see the 40km/h limit sign.

It was set a long way from the school and at least 3m off the ground — a good height if you were driv­ing a dou­ble-decker bus from the top level.

I was look­ing at my speedome­ter, the road, the traf­fic and the pedes­tri­ans, not up in the air.

The re­sult of this lit­tle in­ci­dent with the man in blue is that I now drive with one eye on the speedo and the other scal­ing the sur­round­ings for speed signs.

I amdef­i­nitely not as safe a driver as I used to be.

My friends all com­plain of the same thing.

I won­der how long it will be be­fore politi­cians re­alise that they can­not go on crim­i­nal­is­ing the driv­ing pub­lic in an ef­fort to pay off the debt they ac­cu­mu­lated through mis­man­age­ment, and then pre­tend it is re­sult­ing in safer roads.

Jo­han Grob­ler, email

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