Killing machines

ANY other agent that has as many negative consequences as the fossil fuel-powered motor vehicle will long ago have been outlawed.

Every week, our media reports another life-changing disaster as the result of a momentary lapse of concentration or error of judgment. And the carnage continues as we accept it as a mildly unpleasant side effect of a modern convenience.

Humans will have to stop using fossil fuels within 20 years or face a planet that is not fit for life.

The personal vehicle of the future will most likely be a bicycle or a hybrid electric human-powered vehicle. I look forward to this safer, quieter and altogether more pleasant way of getting ourselves around.

ROSELT CROESER, Shoalwater.