When you’re out driving or away on holidays and you see the White Cross’s on the side of the road does it make you stop and think.
Now I don’t know about other country but here a White Cross is there, because there been a car accident and someone died.
We hear every day that something has to be done about the people dying on our roads, that the Police should do more, to stop it.
How can the Police stop it, IT NOT THEM speeding, it not them drinking and driving, it not them smoking dope and driving, it not them get in the car and not wearing a seat belt, it not them talk on the mobile phones as they drive and it not them putting a child in to the car without a child seat and harness.
We are the one getting into our cars, it up to us to be safe, it up to us not to drink or take drug and drive, it up to us to make sure our children are safe in OUR car.
It not up to the police. What do we want a police at everyone house making sure we do what we should be doing. And it not just our young people, who are doing wrong ,it adults too.
How can we expect our children not to drink and drive, if they see Mum and Dad doing it all the time, our kids learn from us. We have to do our bit to stop the death on our roads.
The police need our help in this, as someone who lost a brother in a car accident in the day when there was not seat belts, I know a seat belt would have saved his life, just like it did when my daughter roll her car four years ago,
IT UP TO US TO SHOW OUR CHILDREN THE RIGHT WAY AND SO MANY OF US ARE NOT DOING IT
I know the law, has to change in some ways too, it has to start working with the police as well, what I mean is like the hoon laws, if it there first time, the car is taken of these people for twenty four hours, that is not punishing then, it need to be longer, they need to know it will hurt them, that they will be with out there cars for a long time.
We had an accident here, four years ago, three family lost their kids in it, they where all teenagers, the driver and one other lived, the driver had no license, the car was not license, and he had been drinking, is he in jail, NO HE NOT, why because he was left a paraplegic, and yes I’m very sorry he is like that, BUT he know when he got in that car what he was doing was wrong, the judge said he was being punish by the life he now has, WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILY WHO LOST THERE KIDS, are they not being punish too.
Another thing is car’s them self, the speed limit is what 110km an hour, why than are we making cars that go so much faster, we put seventeen year old behind the wheel of a car that can do 200km hour and we think they won’t try it out.
I know in some country the speed limit higher, and that we import cars from them, but surely there some way of stoping car from going higher than our speed limit.
To me one of things that dose need changing is the drinking and driving age, I think eighteen is way too young, if it when back to twenty one I think it would be better; kids would be just that much older.
Maybe I’m wrong in how I'm thinking about this, I just know something has to be done to stop the deaths on our roads, and it has to be done soon.
We are getting more and more White Cross’s along our roads every day, all I know is we need to stop it and we need to do it soon.