Slow down, drive safely

To the Editor,

It doesn’t matter what the season or the reason is, driving is dangerous and if you forget that simple fact, it seems that it is my car you will be running in to.

It doesn’t matter that Wal-Mart has TVs on sale – you need to shoulder check before changing lanes. Target has a sale on furniture? You still need to use your turn signal. The Bay has that sweater you want at 50 per cent off? You still need to stop at a red light before turning right. The entire mall is 90 per cent off? Your vehicle still needs an attentive human to control it. A store has 50 per cent off a washer/dryer set? My child is worth more than the $800 you are going to save.

Your car will cost more to fix than what you are going to save when you wrap yourself around a pole. Rushing out to buy inexpensive sale items is no excuse to put myself, my family, others or even yourself at risk. Stop reading this thinking “Yeah, I’ve seen some idiots on the road lately,” and take some blame yourself. Odds are someone else is saying that, thinking of you.

Craig McKee
via e-mail

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