To the dark haired lady who was driving her white Honda Civic north along the Awhitu Road at 6.10pm on Wednesday, February 24; please take care. Whilst I’m sure your mobile phone, or whatever else was distracting you is important, perhaps your own life, and the life of my son and myself are even more so. There you were, coming around the corner at the Creamery Road junction, your car more on my side of the road than on yours, head down and oblivious at 80kph.
It’s safe to say, that had I not managed to drive off the road and steer around you at the very last second, your day would not have ended well. I only wish I’d had chance to take your rego number, so the police and those close to you, could perhaps help you to understand what’s really important in life.
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