In response to the letter ‘Reckless Driving’ (Eastern Courier, February 21). I’m a teacher, a mother of three children, a wife and a friend.
On November 8 on my way to work, I lost control of my car on a corner of Whitford Road. Yes, I take full responsibility for the accident but I’d like to say that I was not speeding, I was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, I was not a motor-racing wannabe, or driving a four-wheel drive vehicle.
I was going 45kmh, my car was a well-serviced Holden Commodore. I’ve been driving for 25-plus years. I have a brain and yes I will be taking myself to defensive driving because I feel so frightened driving on that road now. It was wet and had been raining all night. I was going up a hill at about 45kmh when my car just slid out into oncoming traffic. After the accident many people said they had also slid on that corner because of oil on the road and the road has no traction in wet weather.
The road needs to be looked at before other people get hurt or killed. The speed limit needs to be lowered. Every day I pull over to let people pass who are tailgating me. I now take the Flat Bush route to avoid that piece of Whitford Road. I live every day with the knowledge that I hurt someone and could have killed them.
Frightened teacher (name withheld)