Many lessons may be learned
Have just read the Chronicle and have this to say about the boy, Zak, who was killed on the railway line.
Firstly, condolences to his family and friends. Secondly, there are a couple of lessons to be learned here.
Those of you who subscribe to political correctness may find it a hard pill to swallow. First mistake Zak and his friends made seems to have been cutting class. Had they been in class, Zak would still be with us.
Second mistake was NOT staying away from the railway line. It’s no good passing the buck onto Kiwirail and demanding fences, as any kid with an adventurous streak will immediately think ‘‘Challenge Accepted.’’
The laws of physics won’t allow a kid with a 50-100kg frame to get off being hit by an 85 tonne locomotive, regardless of what speed it’s doing.
Let everyone use Zak as a lesson in staying safe and therefore away from the railway lines.
If people stay away from the tracks, they won’t get hit and killed. Simple. Or is that too simple?
If his death saves others from making the same mistakes, then his death won’t be in vain. Common sense needs to prevail. information and assistance to people with diabetes.
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