Letter to The Straits Times Forum Page: Teach all drivers survival skills
An edited version of
my letter on the above subject appears in The Straits Times Forum Page today,
Thursday 28th January 2016.
Perhaps it is time to make it compulsory for all driving
instructors to teach survival and crisis skills in driving lessons, so that
fewer lives many be lost during an accident(“Experts’ advice on what to do if
trapped in a car underwater;” Tuesday).
Footnote: This was my submission that was edited:
Losing a loved one in a
tragedy is painful enough, but it is even more devastating when two immediate
relatives die at the same time in an accident that is mind boggling (“Relatives
struggle to make sense of accident”; Tuesday).
Even though he has two
relatives who are was probably his whole world, Mr Robin Poon can be comforted
to know that he has been a loving and dedicated husband to his wife and a
doting father to his only daughter.
Even though my wife has passed
away more than 18 months ago, I still find it hard to believe that she left me
so suddenly.Undoubtedly, grief will
take a long time to heal, so we must all rally around and support those who
struggle to find answers.