Letter to the editor MADD

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Dear Editor,

The Christmas season is now upon us and vehicular road traffic is going to be very heavy, wherever you go, be it locally, or long distance. Partying, and all the other activities related to these festivities, are about to peak, until a few weeks into a New Year, and it brought to mind an e-mail I wrote to MADD in 2015. At that time, electronic in-vehicle devices were starting to become commonplace, as was the impending legislation for the legalisation of marijuana. I suggested a change of their title to MADDD. Mothers Against Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving. I also asked that Men (DADS) be included, since they, too, are as equally concerned as women about these issues. Today, I have updated my previous 2015 correspondence to MADD as per below:-

Change of thought. Why not MADD TO MADADDDDW??

To Whom it may concern,

Good morning,

I am very much in favour of what you are doing and hope to achieve, but, in the present light of our Canadian Prime Minister’s stand on the legalisation of Marijuana, which has now been implemented, shouldn’t you be adding some more D’s to your portfolio!? Also, another D should be added for the continual distracted driving through the use of in-vehicle and hand held electronic devices. These are causing more injuries and deaths, daily, than drinking and driving is. Probably more pedestrians are also adding to the actual vehicular accidents, due to the total inattention of their users when stepping off sidewalks to cross roads! Your new title should be Mothers Against Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving and Walking. MADDDDW.

Because I’m a MAN, and a DAD, who also has the subject of safety on his mind each day he goes out on the roads as a volunteer driver, perhaps there could more emphasis in your title to demonstrate that we, both WOMEN and MEN, care about the daily senseless injuries and loss of life that occur on our roads. In this day and age of neutrality and political correctness, we of the other gender should not be omitted from your policy statement. Your new title could be Mums and Dads Against Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving and Walking. MADADDDDW.

Thank you for your attention and consideration of my proposal.

Yours sincerely,
John Baldwin,

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