All ages take risk

All ages take risk

All ages take risk

First published in Letters by

THE accidental deaths recently of two young people in York is tragic and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to their families, but unfortunately when alcohol is involved, common sense goes out of the window.

It is not only young people who take risks and no matter how many signs, fences or whatever, people of all ages will still take short cuts across fields, beside rivers and down dark alleys without thinking of any possible consequences.

With the best will in the world it is impossible to protect people from themselves and education must be the answer.

When youngsters go out in a group let them look out for one another, get taxis home, (even if it means cutting down on the beer money) and stay together.

Accidents can happen any time but the risks could be minimised with a little care.

P Witlea, De Grey Place, Bishopthorpe, York

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7:28pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Devilsadvocate2 says...

And yet another young lad is missing, despite the recent tragedies. You are absolutely right. It is impossible to protect people from themselves. Close the clubs earlier. It may help slightly as more people will be around. Drinking until 2 and 3 am is asking for trouble !
And yet another young lad is missing, despite the recent tragedies. You are absolutely right. It is impossible to protect people from themselves. Close the clubs earlier. It may help slightly as more people will be around. Drinking until 2 and 3 am is asking for trouble ! Devilsadvocate2
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12:49pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Devilsadvocate2 wrote:
And yet another young lad is missing, despite the recent tragedies. You are absolutely right. It is impossible to protect people from themselves. Close the clubs earlier. It may help slightly as more people will be around. Drinking until 2 and 3 am is asking for trouble !
The problem is not that when people drink till 3 in the morning they are not only drunk, they are tired.
Will they ever put closing times back to 11? No. There's too much money involved, so they will wring their hands and have "campaigns" like the current Press campaign which will work as well as the last one ie not at all.
[quote][p][bold]Devilsadvocate2[/bold] wrote: And yet another young lad is missing, despite the recent tragedies. You are absolutely right. It is impossible to protect people from themselves. Close the clubs earlier. It may help slightly as more people will be around. Drinking until 2 and 3 am is asking for trouble ![/p][/quote]The problem is not that when people drink till 3 in the morning they are not only drunk, they are tired. Will they ever put closing times back to 11? No. There's too much money involved, so they will wring their hands and have "campaigns" like the current Press campaign which will work as well as the last one ie not at all. Pinza-C55
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