Saturday, May 31, 2008

Speed kills

Late last night a teenager lost his life in a motorcycle accident just down the road from our home; we live on a rather busy thoroughfare and this is just one of many accidents waiting to happen. I do not know the circumstances surrounding the lead up to this fatal crash with a car but I can guarantee that it will not be the last time that someone comes off their bike along this stretch of road. Motorbikes, and cars, are driven at speeds far exceeding the legal limit for an urban area and it will only be a matter of time before someone else loses their life. I advocate the use of speed cameras and traffic calming methods in built up areas of towns and cities and reducing speeds will, in the short term, save more lives, long term they may encourage others to drive more cautiously and save the pain of the loss of a loved one.

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At 5:22 pm , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

that is really sad...when they are that age they think they are indestructable...lucky in my small town we have enough cops in patrol cars that hang out on the long stretches of streets that would tempt a kid to we dont have that problem..but they get out on the country roads and act like they are on a nascar track and go nuts..sigh*

At 1:05 pm , Blogger old enough to moan said...

Some would say we dont have enough 'cops' on street corners. I just think we do not have enough responsible parenting.


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