Sample letter to the Editor of a newspaper complaining about the reckless driving on the roads
The Indian Express,
With due respect, I wish to draw kind attention of the concerned authority and general public through your esteemed daily, towards increasing incidents of road accidents.
Road accidents are a frequent feature of newspapers. Road accidents are on a rise especially in big cities. In rural areas, road accidents may have different causes like poor road conditions but in cities there is one reason which is the most critical one. This is reckless driving and most of the road accidents are result of reckless driving.
Persons sitting on steering do not have control over it. They do not have any regard for the traffic rules. Over-speeding, jumping red lights, overtaking from wrong side are commonplace. In most of the cases they escape unpunished due to their social status and corrupt bureaucracy.
Every year, large numbers of people die in road accidents. It is one of the biggest reasons of unnatural deaths in India. In the past fifty years, more persons succumbed to death due to road accidents than in wars with our enemy countries. So the time has come to develop a movement against reckless driving.
I hope, civic authorities and civilized people will pay heed to my prayer.