Stop dan­ger­ous driv­ers

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

IT is time that some pos­i­tive ac­tion is taken to stop the killing of in­no­cent peo­ple up here (CP 24.07.17) or in­deed any­where in this coun­try.

That 12 road deaths have oc­curred up here since May, is shock­ing, and surely must open the eyes of the rule mak­ers to stop our an­nual road deaths of in­no­cent, and I re­peat in­no­cent, per­sons.

What hap­pens to th­ese killers? — A mere slap on the wrist?

Of course, se­nior con­sta­bles are an­gry as are lo­cal cit­i­zens. Enough is enough!

Maybe a lo­cal com­mu­nity get-to­gether to dis­cuss the need for real ac­tion taken to stop this killing, that does not only af­fect the im­me­di­ate fam­ily — there is a huge rip­ple ef­fect that goes on for years with those fam­i­lies and friends left be­hind.

Surely dan­ger­ous driv­ers, should there be a real law prop­erly deal­ing with road killers, might recog­nise the con­se­quence and we might see a change.

Maybe strong dis­cus­sion on care­ful driv­ing in schools and dur­ing driv­ing les­sons might as­sist.

Death is for­ever, in­jured means pain and emo­tional im­pact chang­ing lives.

My heart goes out to the fam­i­lies in­volved — surely it is time for some help for mourn­ing fam­i­lies. Naomi Wil­son, Bayview Heights

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