Skaters are ‘oblivious’

2017-05-30 06:00

It is with great concern that I have been watching the increasingly popular activity our teenagers are engaging in, and that is skateboarding on suburban and main roads in Fish Hoek.

I have decided to write this as a result of witnessing an extreme near miss on a Saturday morning when a teenager was lucky to escape injury in Lower Recreation Road.

The traffic was busy and the young man was skating on the gutter side of the road when he tripped and fell right in front of a car, which was moving slowly towards the robot.

The driver braked immediately, and the boy was unharmed, as he had fallen a few feet in front of the car.

These young people are becoming more and more reckless and seem oblivious of the dangers and of causing an innocent driver to be involved in a possible tragedy which they would have to live with for the rest of their lives.

There must be some way of outlawing this dangerous practice, because sooner rather than later there is going to be a serious, if not fatal, accident.

Kathleen Joan Norris Fish Hoek

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