Burton tragedy could have been averted

Dear editor,

I am outraged [with ruling in regards to the Molly Burton case]. Why was someone with the cognitive skills of an 11-year-old allowed a licence in the first place? More and more I see the requirements and skills needed to operate a vehicle become less and less and getting a licence is a rubber-stamp joke.

Holding a learner’s permit and failing to stop for police should have been enough to lift his driving privileges long ago.

If the police/authorities had done their duty back then, maybe this tragedy could have been averted. Is a tragedy what it takes to get this driver, any driver, off the road?

Well, for five years I can feel safer on the side of the road going to and from work if this menace is off the highway. Police… for the next 60 months keep a sharp eye out for him. He has shown in the past a disregard for rules and that a human life isn’t worth much to him.



Mike Rogers



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