Being right isn’t safe enough

Editor:

Re: Derailing a dangerous situation, July 23 letters.

Editor:

Re: Derailing a dangerous situation, July 23 letters.

I agree with a lot of what letter-writer John Mackintosh says.

But our great-grandchildren – aged 12, 4 and 2 – would not dream of crossing the train tracks without due care and attention.

In a perfect world, the powers that be would take on the responsibilities that he suggests, and I agree with, but what do you think are the chances?

When you drive your car, do you say, ‘But I had the right of way’ and get hit by the illegal left-turner, or do you use common sense and step on the brakes? I know what I would do.

Katherine Booth, Surrey