Wil­liam Ry­der

Fiji Sun - - Comments -

Khalid Ahmed,

Suva

Not all of us have seen Wil­liam Ry­der play re­cently and many are call­ing on Ben Ryan to se­lect him and give him a sec­ond chance in 7s rugby.

But Ben has clearly said Ry­der is not fit. Can we have a friendly match be­tween the Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s team and a lo­cal team that fea­tures Ry­der in it? Ben the pub­lic trusts you and this will prove that your de­ci­sion is right and if Ry­der per­forms than who knows we might have a match win­ner in Rio.

It is very sim­ple. There are just too many un­nec­es­sary deaths on our roads from all these ir­re­spon­si­ble drunk driv­ers. It is just too much be­cause it also im­pacts neg­a­tively on our own frag­ile econ­omy in­clud­ing our Min­istry of Health and var­i­ous pub­lic util­i­ties around the coun­try.

I per­son­ally feel these so-called care­less driv­ers do not have the re­spect for other peo­ple’s life in­clud­ing their own. I would like to ask our Police Com­mis­sioner and the chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the Land trans­port Au­thor­ity (LTA) to sub­mit a pa­per to your re­spec­tive min­is­ters to rec­om­mend a de­ter­rent pun­ish­ment in hav­ing ones driv­ing li­cence sus­pended for 10 years with a fine of $1000 when a cul­prit is caught ir­re­spec­tive of who they are or their stand­ing in so­ci­ety. Per­haps the LTA could con­sider in­creas­ing any new driver’s pro­ba­tion term to five years be­cause ac­cord­ing to sta­tis­tics, it is the age group be­tween 18 to 30 years who are con­sid­ered to be the most dan­ger­ous driv­ers on our roads. The loss of in­no­cent lives through road ac­ci­dents caused by these id­iots is not a joke any­more.

It is in­creas­ing as the day goes by specif­i­cally if one con­sid­ers a coun­try like Fiji with a pop­u­la­tion of less than 900,000. I am re­li­ably in­formed that 80 per cent

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