A tech­ni­cal fix to law­less mo­torists?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

In gen­eral terms, this coun­try is still very law-abid­ing and long may that con­tinue.

Yet, time after time, we read about road ac­ci­dents where the driver wasn’t wear­ing a seat­belt or was gas-bag­ging on a mo­bile phone. Just who is this small per­cent­age of the pop­u­la­tion who are above the law of the land?

God knows, our po­lice forces are stretched be­yond be­lief and would prob­a­bly far pre­fer to be in­ves­ti­gat­ing se­ri­ous crime rather than pick­ing re­mains from a road ac­ci­dent.

As an unashamed techno­phobe, I still won­der a) whether it ought to be pos­si­ble for a sim­ple elec­tronic gad­get to be fit­ted to the ig­ni­tion sys­tem that fails to re­spond un­less one or both front seat pas­sen­gers are belted up; and b) whether a mo­bile tele­phone will be un­us­able un­less it is turned off and de­posited in the glove box. Colin Davis Front Road, Wood­church.

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