AGGRESSION IS UNNECESSARY
AS a Perth resident and driver for several years, but now an infrequent visitor to the city, I am an objective witness to the alarming change in the levels of congestion, aggression and transgression (the CAT) that has come to define our city and suburban roads.
I feel motivated to speak out now because of what occurred while driving north on the freeway recently.
I was aggressively tailgated and forced to change lanes, in heavy traffic, by a police paddywagon.
No flashing lights, no blaring siren, no dire emergency.
And after passing me, this police van continued in the same manner, frequently changing lanes and tailgating other cars, as the driver bullied his (or her) way up the freeway.
It was ugly and it was unnecessary.
When members of our police service have also become desensitised, as we have, to the deterioration in civility on our city roads, this feral CAT is out of the bag and halfway up the curtains. MARK DYER, Rockingham. TONY SOLIN, Chief executive, Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce.