Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


To the Editor. Sir, —I crave the indulgence of a few lines of your space to draw attention to a dangerous practice that is becoming all too common among'us. I refer to the reckless driving of vehicles and riding of horses along the Ashburton Railway Bridge, especially on Sunday nights. Sunday night, returning from worship in Ashburton to my residence in Timvald, I very narrowly escaped being run over by one of four halfdrunken yahoos—three of whom were in charge of as many horses, and the fourth presided for the time being over the destinies of a horse and trap. The quartette were evidently racing, with the utmost indifference to the life of any pedestrian who might be upon the bridge. I myself was not the only one whose limbs, if not life, were jeopardised by the wantonness of the individuals I have referred to. Shortly after my own narrow escape, a lady was as near as possible run over by the same agency. Sir, I think it would not be amiss if a member of the police force were to have a look down this bridge occasionally during the earlier part of the evening, especially during the summer months, when the bridge is a favorite resort for pedestrians. The summoning and conviction of a few of the offenders might have salutary effect on those who are now so regardles of the safety of other people.—l am, &c., Sept. 20. X.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

RECKLESS DRIVING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 155, 21 September 1880

Word Count

RECKLESS DRIVING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 155, 21 September 1880

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.