ROAD SAFETY

The Chronicle - - Your Say -

REG­U­LARLY we see our won­der­ful ladies and gen­tle­men in blue beg­ging us in the me­dia to drive safely. It must be most dis­ap­point­ing the cur­rent re­sults.

In my ca­reer as a com­pany rep, I have driven close to four mil­lion kilo­me­tres and came to the con­clu­sion that most Queens­lan­ders think they have a God-given right to speed.

Just hear the the out­rage when the gov­ern­ment in­tro­duce more speed cam­eras. Fund rais­ers is the cry. There is an an­swer: we need some new rules. (1) Re­move all speed­ing fines. That should please a lot of peo­ple. (2) Re­move all signs ad­vis­ing speed cam­eras ahead.

(3) Im­pound speed­ing cars for 48 hours for ev­ery 5klm over the speed limit.

(4) im­pound phone used by drivers for a week

(5) All costs to be borne by the driver.

Now that will save lives, but will never hap­pen be­cause get­ting re­elected is more im­por­tant than sav­ing Aussie lives.

JEFF JOHN­SON, Toowoomba

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