41. Draft a letter to a newspaper giving your views on reckless driving.
4/C FirstCentral Avenue,
Defence Housing Authority,
11th November, 1985
“Reckless Driving in the Streets”
Reckless driving in the streets is going to make us stop all our works. It is now-a-days matter of risk to venture to walk along the streets. It appears that the streets were made only for the drivers of the cars, taxis, rickshaws, buses and trucks. For as soon as they get into their vehicles they seem to forget all about the world except themselves. But we cannot subscribe to the view that the streets are meant for them only. All have equal rights on the streets.
If it is so, we cannot imagine why we, the pedestrians, should not be allowed to walk safely. Only a little of consideration on the part of the drivers can ease the situation. There have been a large number of accidents recently owing to rash driving: But no effective steps are reported to have been taken. Besides, the police on duty are of no help to the pedestrians. They cannot be traced when an accident takes place, but are most active when it is over.
Effective measures should be taken to make the drivers drive their vehicles in strict accordance with the traffic rules. The police should be instructed to be more active to see that the traffic rules are more effectively enforced on the drivers. We donot tike to see the police stand inactive and only to make a show of arrests after an accident takes place. Prevention, they should be made to realise, is, in all circumstances, better than cure.