Suicidal driving experience
On a recent Sunday morning at around 5 a.m., I drove from Qawra to the airport and back and the standard of driving on our roads was simply appalling; young drivers racing, criss-crossing and overtaking inside the Kappara and Marsa tunnels.
I came across a number of minibus drivers who were also driving like maniacs and I do not mean on open roads but in built-up areas and only reducing their speed when there were speed cameras. I did not come across one police car/bike, hence these dangerous drivers are free to go on killing and maiming others without any control whatsoever.
These so called “licensed drivers” are nothing short of suicide drivers, and so far the only way the authorities have used to control these “cowboys of the roads” is by placing a couple of speed cameras along the way.
While accidents will always happen, does anyone out there think that authorities care? The answer must be no, they simply do not.
For if they did they would start education campaigns to educate the drivers and enforce the traffic laws, and not ignore the issue. It is also clear that for the authorities, all these deaths are translated into statistics.
Why not invest in education campaigns followed by enforcement which would reduce accidents instead of carrying on investing in police paperwork and magisterial enquiries?