Lit­ter pales into in­signif­i­cance

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

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.

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