‘A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself’
Dangerous drivers Dhirendra Prasad, Lautoka
They do not have signal lights in their vehicles it seems, as they never use it. These bulbs may be as good as new as they are never used. Making a U-turn is a game for them as they make such turns anywhere, irrespective of vehicles approaching. In fact, the vehicles on the correct lanes have to duck to save their face.
The speed, wow. They can drive in Hollywood movies. To make things worse, our hybrid vehicles can fly. I think the monitoring on our roads needs new and innovative ideas. The current methods fail to capture these drivers as they continue to force onto the traffic flow as they wish.
Remember, it is not only the duty of our Police to keep our roads safe. It is us, the drivers, to ensure every road user is safe.
Please, drive within the laws to ensure that each individual lives his or her full life, at least not killed on the road by your carelessness.
You will never be pardoned no matter how much you pray for killing someone through your ignorance and stupidity on the road.
Too much praise Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi
There is certainly too much hype and praise for our Flying Fijians team before the Rugby World Cup in the Land of the Rising Sun. And I am not sure whether that is a good omen or not.
We have many old iTaukei sayings and two of them goes like this: “Me sivi mada na Wavu qai Kalu” (When you’ve passed the bridge, then whistle) and the other one is; “O Vaka qoqoroya tiko na nomu Toa ni Vala qai Veka” (Don’t count your chickens before they hatch).
The Japanese 15s rugby team just taught us a lesson or two in Japan a month back by giving us a taste of our medicine and playing open running rugby. Please, swallow your pride and keep your heads down until that ‘Fat Lady’ starts to sing.
Be on the ball and concentrate on the job at hand, please.