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May 10, 2021

Driver: pay attention

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Dave Oke, Lennox Head

All drivers must pay attention when driving on the roads, particularly the driver of a small, red, early-model car similar to a Holden Barina heading towards Byron and just north of the roadworks near Tobin Close on Thursday mid-morning – about 9.30am.

I am the south-bound cyclist you narrowly missed as a result of your car, at a speed of about 80km/h, veering across the roadway onto the grass shoulder. Your lack of control placed my life at risk and, incidentally, yours as well. My immediate thought after taking evasive action was that I am now going to have to come to your aid. I was gobsmacked to see you steer your vehicle back onto the road and drive away as if nothing had happened.

What caused your lack of control? Were you looking at your phone, reading or sending a text message?

I ask that you redress your careless action by contacting me (through The Echo) and explain your carelessness.

My message to everyone is that whenever you are the driver of a vehicle give your absolute attention to the road for the safety of all other motorists and their passengers, cyclists, pedestrians and wildlife.


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