Bay woman sick of drink drivers
HERVEY Bay’s Cheryl Coop is just about ready to tear up her driver’s licence.
Every week she sees dozens of names printed in Monday’s Chronicle, all convicted of drink-driving.
Add them to the careless drivers she sees on the road every day and she says it’s dangerous to be on the roads these days.
“It’s shocking,” she said.
“You see it out there everywhere.”
Cheryl has had her driver’s licence for 42 years and she says that even with all her experience on the road she still can’t be confident of her safety.
That is why she feels like handing her licence in.
“I won’t hand it in yet but it’s getting to that point.”
Ms Coop gets her Chronicle delivered every day and says she gets a sickly feeling in her stomach when she reads about those driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
“They put other people’s lives at risk – they only think of themselves.”
She said that with taxis and dial-a-driver readily available, there was no excuse for people who had been drinking to get behind the wheel.
“There are so many other options for people.
“They’re not thinking that they may kill some poor innocent person on the road.”