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Dan­ger­ous drivers Dhiren­dra Prasad, Lautoka

Dan­ger­ous drivers.

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.

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