do they drive with due Care and Attention?
By Chris Elliott…….
Road Safety has been very much in the news here in the TRNC recently with 2 high profile road traffic accidents which prompted us to publish 2 articles on a number of websites and in social media pages. The first “Drive with care in Northern Cyprus and save lives!” (click here) which was read by many hundreds of people with comments being made where the article had been pasted and in response to requests from Turkish speaking people, this article was translated into Turkish and published again with even greater readings. This article has a widely watched UK road safety video portraying the horrendous consequences of using a mobile phone whilst driving.
In our second article “ Don’t be a Lemming, Drive Safely and be Safe in Northern Cyprus” click here this had included a dash/cam video sent to us by a reader showing the mad risks that drivers are taking on TRNC roads and the reading of this article far exceeded the other articles. The video we published was played 833 times and I know the owner of the video has told me it has been played 2 to 3 times more than 833 plays where he has shared it.
Morbid curiosity or what?
No doubt most of us could be guilt y of taking a chance when driving but that puts others at risk. Last week I was driving westward in the evening and as I was driving across the Pia Bella roundabout in Girne, a woman driving a white sports saloon drove in front of me from the left. Not uncommon you might say!
The real scary fact was that there was a child in the rear of the car standing up with its head out of the offside window. Can you imagine if I had not been driving with due care and attention, that child could have been badly injured if I had collided with the car driving dangerously in front of me and worse still killed or even decapitated. I wish I had a dash-cam in my vehicle as this incident could have been recorded.
What was that lady be thinking of. “Ohhhh I think I can beat this vehicle coming from the right”, and dashing forward just like the Lemmings.
Driving with due care and attention plus acting responsibly is a must for any driver who drives any form of vehicle on TRNC roads and a concerned reader sent us his views of an article published in a local TRNC newspaper which again highlights the need for everyone to act responsibly when driving….. Continue reading