59 days ago


Julie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

I just read, in the Herald, that the government is planning on putting more cameras on the roads. That’s great, but wouldn’t more officers be better?!

Then there might be enough to stop some of the stupidest driving I have seen.
Like the young lady (?) driving with her dog on her lap, and one hand casually on its chest, as it hung out the driver window, as if she actually had any way of stopping it, should it decide to jump, or even as if she had any hope of controlling her vehicle in an emergency. ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND!

It’s a work/school morning, with kids and cars everywhere, and you are driving with a dog loose on your lap, and hanging out your window!

If this is you, or you know who it is, wise up. Pull your head in, and your dogs and put it in the back seat. If it won’t stay there, use a dog strap, available at any vets or pet store.

I wish I’d been able to get the licence plate number. That’s reckless endangerment, failing to control an animal in a vehicle, dangerous driving and pure stupidity, and a visit from a police officer could save both your, and anyone else’s lives on the road.

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