Letters to the Editor: 29 July 2021 Tackling hoons and the great vax debate

CCTV needed for hoons

Snr Const Ian Harris (Mandurah Mail 3/6/21) marketed/promoted the need for volunteers to identify/catch our escalating vehicle hooning.

Is the Snr Const aware vehicle hooning tends to be late at night to early am on major CBD roads and the highway to Dawesville? The hooning behaviour means volunteers need to be out all hours of the night/day with a notepad with excellent eyesight and a high quality camera. How many Mandurahans are willing to volunteer under these conditions?

An increasing number of brazen hooning drivers perform in business hours around the CBD with excessive modified engines. As the behaviour is spontaneous, very rapid without notice, volunteers need to have a notepad ready at all times. Volunteers again need excellent eyesight and a high quality camera.

As vehicle hooners may be aggressive people, what witness protection in court and after hooners are convicted can WA police guarantee for volunteers?

We really need high quality 24/7 CCTV to capture vehicle hooning.Or as Cr Zilani is on a hunger strike for more police patrolling our roads for the escalating hooning vehicle driving.

Graham McPherson, Mandurah

Love is not a weapon

Finally it comes right out into the open. You hear it on the streets and on air, but now it's official.

Mark McGowan says, "If you love those around you, if you love your grandfather, if you love your grandmother you will get vaccinated".

Does that mean if I don't get vaccinated I don't love them?

This is the worst type of crime against humanity, using love as a weapon of division, demarcation and social destruction.

The premier, and all those who follow this dreadful doctrine had better take a long, hard look at themselves.

Peter Want, Halls Head

To vax or not to vax

If this great country of ours was suddenly threatened with invasion by a foreign military force, how many would volunteer to fight to help protect our values and lifestyle? Would we see the same overwhelming response that occurred when we were thrust into the conflicts of previous World Wars? If the response to receiving the Covid vaccination is any indication, I don't believe we would and yet the current threat to our way of life, as a result of this virus, is just as real.

Has the human race become more selfish or just "head in the sand", blind to reality? The concerns over possible side effects of these vaccinations appear to be out of line with reality. If the emotion is taken out of the equation and you do the math, the decision to receive the vaccination or not, should be very obvious.

Brian Bawcombe, Halls Head

Pretty as a picture: Trevor Snashall of Dudley Park snapped this photo while heading home south on the freeway. Send your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au

Pretty as a picture: Trevor Snashall of Dudley Park snapped this photo while heading home south on the freeway. Send your photo to editor@mandurahmail.com.au