LETTER FROM THE PAST; Drivers not monsters.I WISH to protest against the attitude taken by the Chief Constable Noun 1. Chief Constable - the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; of Warwickshire regarding the private motorist.
I am an average, law-abiding Englishman, fully conscious of my rights when in charge of a motor vehicle, and I think can speak for most private car drivers when I say it is a nonsense to suggest that we become "possessed by the devil" when we put ourselves behind our steering wheels.
The Chief Constable would accuse us of a gross inhumanity in·hu·man·i·ty
n. pl. in·hu·man·i·ties
1. Lack of pity or compassion.
2. An inhuman or cruel act.
1. , which he must curb by police power.
Motorists have constantly in mind the several unpleasant consequences, quite apart from police action, of driving to the common danger.
The suggestion that we do so deliberately is wrong and unworthy from the lips of one in high office. Road casualties have inevitably increased with our population.
Does he wish to create a new class of criminals? Alfred C Hale, Quinton.
Birmingham Mail The Birmingham Mail is a tabloid newspaper based in Birmingham, UK but distributed around Birmingham, The Black Country, Solihull, Warwickshire and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. , January 28, 1954