Driving is a Privilege, not a Right

Another day, another accident amongst many. This one resulted in the death of an innocent bystander.

This morning’s paper tells more of the story. Seems that a minivan was being driven on the wrong side of a divided city street, and also ran a red light. The accident that this driver caused resulted in a lady waiting for a bus being killed. The driver of the minivan is in critical condition and the police have not been able to interview them yet.

How many drivers are performing actions that take some of their concentration away from driving? My friends and co-workers describe many cases to the rest of us every day. People shaving, applying makeup, being distracted by cell phones, even reading.

Driving is a full-time job, and a privilege at that.

One Comment

  1. Jess says:

    I’m truly saddened by this story because the woman who was killed was with her family at the time. It makes me cringe to imagine what the little boy is going through at this moment to have witnessed his mother’s death and the husband who was only able to pull the son out of the way in time but not his wife. It boggles my mind when people do the weirdest things on the road, in this case, driving the wrong way. Makes the world a scarier place to be.