Let other motorists pass
A recent editor's letter asked for comments about road conditions and driver behaviour.
One of the most annoying acts which I often encounter on the Kings Highway, and which causes extreme driver frustration and risk taking, is the drivers who insist on puddling along at 85 to 90 kph but as soon as an overtaking lane appears they speed up (usually to in excess of the speed limit) to stop anyone overtaking.
As soon as the double white lines reappear, you guessed it, they slow down to their 85 to 90 speed again.
Not only are these people a menace and a danger, I think the police should be able to charge them with dangerous driving.
It is behaviour that frustrates and causes irresponsible behaviour in those only wishing to maintain a good legal speed on a long and trying journey.
T. Kohlhagen, Batemans Bay
PM's biggest deficit is empathy
Scott Morrison is severely lacking in empathy. Since he is our PM, this is very regrettable. Empathy is a natural quality which most people have. The history of Morrison's leadership however is littered with examples on the public record which demonstrate his lack of empathy.
After the damning findings of the Royal Commission into the banking industry were released, a commission which Morrison strenuously objected to, he did not come close to an apology. No apology to those whose lives had been turned upside down by unethical banking practices. .
During the height of the 2019 bushfire crisis, Morrison went to Hawaii on holidays. After being shamed into returning, he visited Cobargo. During that visit he tried to force an RFS volunteer to shake his hand in a very unnatural fashion and was rebuffed. Then he walked down the road and tried to create a photo opportunity through a patently shallow engagement with a young local woman who had survived the fire. No empathy evident here.
After the Robo-debt scandal was exposed last year, which resulted in some people taking their own lives, again there was no apology from him. Nothing.
When Brittany Higgins went public with her sexual assault allegations against a Morrison government staffer, Mr Morrison had to seek advice from his wife as to how to respond. He did not understand basic empathy was required in the first instance.