Enough of bad driving

After this weekend I felt I had to write this.

I don’t know if it will make a difference since evidently all the losses we’ve have has not, but it’s worth a try.

This weekend we had another four of our young boys in serious car accidents. Two were airlifted to Miami in critical condition..; one dead and one badly injured in our hospital.

How many of us do we have to lose every year before we get the picture?

I lost my cousin, Iliana in March and that was the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with so far in my life. It’s been very hard on my family and her friends.

I think we’ve had somewhere around the number of 10 – 12 fatalities on the roads so far this year. We don’t want anyone else to go through what my family has.

We don’t want to lose anymore of you.

We are a small island; a small community in comparison to most. We need to take responsibility for this issue that our age group is facing.

It’s not our parents on the roads driving like idiots with no respect for anyone else.

It’s our friends, our boyfriends, our cousins, people we grew up with. Until it’s recognised as something that’s wrong instead of mistakenly cool then we will continue to lose people from our own generation every year.

Then later on in life we will look at the few that are left and think how many more could have been here.

What they would have made of themselves if there lives weren’t wasted so careless because of speed.

I’m sorry to be the person to talk about the issue, but I’ve had enough and I’m sure many people feel the same.

If you’ve lost a friend or someone you cared about because of speed in Cayman, please pass this on.

If you haven’t and you want to keep it that way, pass it on as well. The message needs to be spread that we have had enough and we don’t want to lose anyone else.

Chantelle Day