Angry Gladstone woman's furious tirade at dangerous drivers

This is an opinion and only represents the views of the author. 

IT'S a disgrace that so many motorists flaunt the rules of the road and the limits the law places on drinking and drug-taking while driving. P-platers, especially, are the most vulnerable to negative road statistics, despite their restrictions, exacerbated by their risk-taking behaviours and their false sense of invincibility.

Christmas holidays are the most deadly. Hundreds of families will be celebrating Christmas without loved ones present last year. Yet the road toll continues to rise each year. With drugs in the mix, crime on the increase, especially among the 18-30 age-groups, it defies belief that we have learnt nothing from the past. Common sense is not so common. Mob mentality, over-stimulated competitiveness and peer pressure are often the causes of many fatalities and road misdemeanours.

To be driving cautiously, emotional intelligence must be in gear, with self-control and road sense paramount.

ANOTHER ONE: One of the many serious accidents on Gladstone region roads this year that's left victims with severe injuries.
ANOTHER ONE: One of the many serious accidents on Gladstone region roads this year that's left victims with severe injuries.

Because of the high cost of a licence, registration and the rising costs associated with owning a car, many drive without qualifications or experience. Car-jacking by youths is escalating and dangerous.

The crime is opportunistic and unrelated to age. Once again, the statistics for the holiday season to date, have exceeded last year's tallies. Partying and reckless living are the modus operandi of those who think the road is their own drag-strip!

Our Aussie drinking culture normalising alcohol and now drug-taking , without thought of consequences, contributes to the premature deaths of many innocents in the way of these morons. No amount of warning from the law and governments gets through to some.

Eloise Rowe



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