Weekend Courier - - Opinion It Was Ugly And It Was 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.

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