Speed Kills

letters to editor

Unfortunately Constable Tanner’s message in the local paper about the speed of cars in Crossapol missed out an important detail.

At the time of the message two families had lost 5 cats in the past 18 months after the cats were struck by vehicles and killed. Sadly, last Friday, yet another beautiful cat was killed just past the council offices on the Scarinish side.

I don’t believe the drivers are not seeing the animals. Speed is definitely the killer – the poor creatures don’t have a chance. If any driver does strike a domestic pet, he or she should have the decency to stop and try to find its owner.

I would ask Constable Tanner to look again at doing something to address the problem of vehicles being driven at excessive speed on Tiree roads – specially going through villages.

Sheena Berlie.

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