Never use traffic side to remove babies
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!