Never use traf­fic side to re­move ba­bies

Mercury (Hobart) - - YOUR TASMANIA - Ed Sian­ski West Moonah Johnny Koay Mt Nel­son

READER John Hunt re­calls an in­ci­dent re­gard­ing the dan­gers of a young mother get­ting her baby out of the rear car seat, with car door wide open, obliv­i­ous to the dan­gers she was pos­ing to all (“Too nar­row for big cars,” Let­ters, Oc­to­ber 10).

It hap­pens too of­ten and is too real.

How­ever the call to re­duce the three lanes of traf­fic to two is not a so­lu­tion to safety nor to re­duc­ing traf­fic con­ges­tion.

More to the point, that mother and many oth­ers should never have used the traf­fic side to re­move any­thing from the rear seat of any ve­hi­cle.

We see that too of­ten.

With a lit­tle fore­thought, any ar­ti­cle should be placed so that the re­moval can be ef­fected from the kerb­side of the ve­hi­cle, so for safety’s sake — al­ways use the kerb­side to re­trieve things from your ve­hi­cle!

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