Letter: Lawbreakers on the roads

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Sir: I was pleased by the call for a ban on the use of mobile phones whilst driving a car (report, 1 May). However, one wonders who will enforce this ban, since our overstressed police cannot control many other car driving offences such as defective headlights and the current trend to ignore the law requiring the use of seat belts.

The majority of passengers in the rear do not "clunk-click". I am horrified to witness young children standing between the front seats ready to be catapulted through the windscreen in the event of a crash. A growing number of front passengers and young drivers ignore the law.

Can we not find an alternative law-enforcing agency to ensure that these laws are obeyed ?


Sutton, Surrey