I live in a middle class, pre-dominantly white neighbourhood. The people I share the neighbourhood with are the very people who complain about the collapse of law and order in our society and about a government which is corrupt and which fails to protect its citizens. It is with sadness and anger that I see these hypocrites breaking the law every day.
There is a regional shopping centre half a block from my house, with two entrances with 4-way stops on two sides of the centre. I use two of these four intersections on a daily basis. Most drivers barely slow down if they don’t see another vehicle at the intersection before them. They simply disregard the Stop sign and speed through.
I am one of the few if not only drivers that actually stop dead, put my vehicle in first gear and then pull away from a standstill if it is safe to do so like the law requires. Almost every time I do this, other vehicles that arrive at the intersection after me will just cruise through in front of me.
Because of the demography of the area, a lot of the drivers are parents with children in the vehicle. Even if the parents bothered to tell the children to do as they say and not as they do, we all know that kids follow the example of their role models. Not only are these drivers breaking the law on a daily basis and contributing to our society sliding into an increasingly lawless mess, but they are raising a next generation that is bound to bend other rules to suit them and make things even worse.
If you are one of the drivers that disregard Stop signs, red traffic lights and speed restrictions I beg you to think carefully about what you are doing and forget about the excuse that the laws you are breaking are not hurting anyone. Who made you the authority who decides which laws should be obeyed?
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