LETTER: Common sense needed for car insurance

Dear Editor:

In a Kelowna newspaper, on Dec. 23, Jorgen Hansen proposed a brilliant idea, or did he just apply common sense (which is in short supply just about everywhere)?

He proposed that anybody who wants to have barbecues on balconies – will lose the benefit of insurance. Haven’t we seen enough condos go up in flames?

Why can’t such simple logic be applied to the auto insurance industry as well?

Driving on a public road is a privilege, not a right, and requires laws that should be enforced for all our sake. Texters and drunk drivers who are found responsible for any accident should pay the full cost for their stupidity.

The insurance cost for the rest of responsible driver could then perhaps be cut in half. I venture a guess, that 90 per cent of responsible drivers would agree to such a law.

What big decisions are then left to decide (that warrants the extravagant salary of three hundred thousand dollars, plus very generous pensions and benefits) for a host of executives?

Something else to think about – in view of the chaos and carnage in the world, I pose this unchallenged challenge – only with honesty, truth and justice can there be a healthy future for our species. Those on the extinction list – I don’t see any of it anywhere.

Gunther Ostermann – Kelowna