Pedestrians have to be aware of roundabouts too

Letters to the editor

[Forum] I cannot fathom whence came reader Bruce Hyland’s perception of my response as misrepresentation (Coast Community News Forum edition 235).

As admitted, I am an avid follower of him, even unto the Sydney Morning Herald where he seems to appear from time to time as do I, so I certainly bear no ill-will towards him.

I was merely proffering a different observation based upon my experiences as far back as a child in England, where even the kiddies were taught the road rules (the “Highway Code”).

These days I am merely a pedestrian and a bus passenger, and I still see incredibly dangerous behaviour on the part of cars, just ask any bus driver or taxi driver.

And the correct phrase is indeed “the nut behind the wheel” leaving the recipient to work out just which road wheel it is (hint: it isn’t).

In the meantime, I’d like to thank this government for adopting wonderful Labor policies such as free childcare and increased welfare etc.

Obviously they know a good thing when they see it, so perhaps they could also follow Labor policy and favour public transport over private?

Perhaps then we could have safer roads for all, even those who use roundabouts as pedestrians have to be aware of them too.

For the record, I am not a member of any political party.

Email, Apr 7

Dave Horsfall, North Gosford