Litter pales into insignificance
THE greatest threat of violence the public faces is road traffic. A motor vehicle is far more lethal than a firearm. Serious road casualties are much more common than the combination of shootings and knife attacks; drivers need to give their utmost attention to having full control of their vehicle. The fine for dropping litter, such as a cigarette butt, was higher than for lifethreatening speeding, or driving using a mobile – that had to change. Many drivers have been ignoring the law. We must be more severe on selfish drivers who threaten public safety, not just by using a mobile but indulging in any distraction whilst driving. Ted Prangnell, Kennington, Ashford.