Rock throwing is a dangerous act

The senseless act of throwing rocks at cars travelling along our roads is an extremely dangerous offence that could result in death or serious injury to either drivers or passengers.

Many are asking, ‘when is this deplorable behaviour going to stop?’

Media coverage of these incidents is absolutely necessary so as to create public awareness and alert motorists. However, this well intentioned publicity appears to either inspire or heighten the motivation of would be copy-cats to join in and do likewise.

It is hoped that parents or guardians of those juveniles who are involved in these incidents will take decisive steps to appropriately discipline their children.

Acts of this nature leave one to wonder how much control parents are exercising over their children in the home.

Just before the nightly newscast on New York’s Fox News channel, the question is asked: ‘Its 10pm. Do you know where your children are?’ Parents should take note.

I join with RCIPS Inspector Ian Yearwood in asking parents to make sure they know where their children are and what they are doing at all times. This would greatly contribute to the elimination of this dangerous and intolerable behaviour.

Geoff Daniels

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