ROAD SAFETY: Appalling habit of smoking while driving
WHAT'S the difference between talking on the handphone and smoking while driving?
Both require the use of one hand with the other on the steering wheel and it normally involves not-too-smart people who do not understand the folly of their acts.
In any emergency, I am certain that these habitual handphone users and smokers will not be able to react swiftly to a dangerous situation in time.
We have laws that prevent people from doing this, but nobody gives a hoot because of the lack of enforcement.
They are further emboldened when they know all the summonses that are issued to them will be accorded some discount sooner or later.
I find it really appalling when I see smokers happily smoking away when they have children in the car with them, exposing their children to the dangers of second-hand smoke and the risk of an accident.
As for littering, these smokers are one of the biggest offenders. But, then, who will catch them in the act?
Michael Ng, Seremban,Negri Sembilan