Hands on approach

PUBLISHED: 11:10 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:19 06 May 2010

SIR - I read in the national press today that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to have an accident. The figure was not given for holding a mobile or using a hands-free one. Not an hour earlier, I had shouted at a young man (surprise

SIR - I read in the national press today that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to have an accident. The figure was not given for holding a mobile or using a hands-free one.

Not an hour earlier, I had shouted at a young man (surprise, not a mature person or a lady) to get off his mobile while he attempted to use one hand to steer and the other to hold a mobile, change gear and presumably try to indicate right. He stopped and came back to get out and tell me it was none of my business. I think that if I had not got out of his way, he might have used physical violence.

I shall continue to risk my safety in this way, as it most certainly is my business if I happen to be the next person in his way when he is driving without proper attention on where he is going and without two hands to drive and change gear and indicate.

And, young man, you incorrectly thought I had called you something rude - I repeat that I did not (even if I felt like it). But you didn't hesitate to call me something very rude - double standards!

Also importantly - if you had time to stop and try to intimidate me, you had time to stop and not use the mobile while driving.

NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser