I agree with you that people who commit some of these most dangerous accidents should be immediately stripped of there Licence. Our state is too soft on offenders and the time it takes to investigate and appear in court is far too slow. I ask how many people who obtained their licence's even 10 years ago are still in touch with current driving conditions. Speed limits during road works is one area that really concerns me. Workers who are so close to the road, emergency lanes in some instances have been removed, regular road routes have been changed to enable new works. Driving at night in these areas can be a real danger but do you think people take any notice NO!. We all want better roads but putting the workers and other motorists at risk by idiots who drive too fast is no way to do it.
Why do our Drivers Licence's get renewed every 10 years, why not every 3 or 5 so we can keep tabs on peoples abilities. Revenue from road and fuel taxes could be used to provide a service by where we can check drivers and roadworthiness of cars for that matter on a more regular basis.
Driving in school zones is another problem in my area, I pass three schools and all are on 2 major roads and do you think people slow down? I am sick of being flashed and pushed along when I stick to the 40kms during the times posted. I too have a child who attends one of these schools as do many other people who are often the speeding culprits.
After returning recently from a trip to Hawaii I was amazed to see no cars hooning on the streets or highways. Hotted up cars were hardly seen and everyone appears to obey the speed limit especially on the Highways which is only 50MPH. One person died in a incident after his car ran off the road late at night and it was the first death in a long time due to a road accident. There was no alcohol involved but it appeared to be driver fatigue according to the police. It was major news that some one had been killed, the road toll is very low considering their is more cars per head of population in Hawaii than any other city in the USA .
We need to be a nation that takes more care, not to be in such a hurry, and think before we get behind the wheel and respect the road rules and everyone else whether it be another car, Bicycle Rider, Pedestrians or Road Worker.
Good luck with your campaign.
Concerned Driver and Parent