P-plates dis­play ‘cult’ dan­gers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Opinion -

TIMES have cer­tainly changed for the worse since I passed by driv­ing test 47 years ago.

Some par­ents seem to be know­ingly con­tribut­ing to their child’s pos­si­ble demise when he or she takes con­trol of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle af­ter pass­ing their driv­ing test.

There ap­pears to be an al­most “cult fol­low­ing” among males around us driv­ing with­out P-plates dis­played and, I be­lieve, this may also ap­ply to their mates.

As they live at home, their par­ents ob­vi­ously con­done this.

This ac­tion is un­law­ful and un­car­ing (by par­ents) and as they are a party to this, they are abet­ting the crime com­mit­ted by their child.

There is noth­ing ma­cho in crash­ing a car with­out P-plates dis­played (the worst sce­nario is death).

P-plates tell other road users that the driver is in­ex­pe­ri­enced.

Much has been said re­cently about Mul­tanovas serv­ing no use­ful pur­pose. Per­haps then some of our po­lice need to be freed to do li­cence checks, start­ing with stu­dents at school and col­leges.

Would this not be more con­ducive to sav­ing lives on our roads, es­pe­cially our new­est (P-plate) driv­ers? Eric Moore, Can­ning Vale.

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