Road toll climbs
YOUR headlines last week forcefully reveals the horror occurring on our roads. Thank you for bringing it before us.
Then I think of government and community reaction when three shark attacks occurred here. Outcry brought immediate response with experts called and a government enquiry to cost us many thousands of dollars.
I have to ask, Why don’t we get more reaction when you portray 3052 people dead? Again we need to look at the cause and try to find a solution.
The cause: One huge common factor is quite obvious in the numbers you publish. Almost 60% involve
alcohol. We are so keen to deal with other drug problems and yet go soft on the worst one. Our “concerned” government even back-pedals on restricting trading hours. Double Standards!
You say, THIS MUST STOP. I agree, but despair the community has the strength to do it. — Selwyn Hawken, Cannonvale