“PEOPLE need to be aware that speed kills and shatters the lives of those left behind. There are no winners here, everyone has lost something.”
Those are the words of Solihull resident Angela Collard, whose son Adam was knocked down and killed by Darren Daniels last August.
Daniels was last week starting a three year sentence for dangerous driving, but Mrs Collard’s words apply to all those who sit behind the wheel of a vehicle.
It’s easy to speed and it’s easy to be distracted; driving a car, van or lorry is a responsibility, not just on ourselves but to other road users and pedestrians.
It’s been suggested that the only way to make drivers slow down is to have a knife sticking out from the steering wheel.
In the absence of that the law need to change, particularly with regard to the lesser charge of driving without due care and attention - on that charge drivers have walked away from court free after being ‘involved in a collision’ which resulted in a death.
Until that happens let’s do ourselves a favour by slowing down - a few saved seconds aren’t worth anyone’s life.