I would like to respond to the letter, ‘Call for hefty fine, imprisonment for tailgaters’, published in the Opinion page of the Bulletin on September 28.
I agree with the author that something has to be done to stop these tailgaters from bullying other motorists on the road, especially highways, where such behaviour is the most rampant.
When they try to get so close to the car in front, it makes drivers nervous. It’s as though they are trying to say to us that driving at 80 kilometres per hour (km/h) is not good enough; we should be doing at least 160 km/h.
When I’m on the highway, I tend to want the whole journey to be relaxing. But with these tailgaters around, it is impossible to avoid becoming absolutely stressed out.
I hope to see the authorities introduce some sort of harsh punishment for these people as they are the menaces that keep highways more dangerous for other road users.