Slow drivers are not dangerous

Yahoo News claims that slow drivers are causing more crashes.

Driving excessively slowly or inconsiderately is not in itself dangerous. It is careless and merits sanctions – the driver is either failing to look in the mirror or is ignoring following traffic. Danger lies in the reaction of others who cannot control their anger or annoyance and then take decisions that result in dangerous manoeuvres, for which they too should face penalties. If individuals cannot control their temper when delayed or annoyed we should question their presence on the road in charge of a killing machine which kills sixty people a week and seriously injures 250.

Motorists are allowed far more freedom to drive as they see fit than are train drivers, airline pilots and ships’ captains. If they abuse this freedom, whether they are careless, inconsiderate or dangerous, they should face sanctions.

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