Write a Letter to the Editor Highlighting the Problem of Drunken Driving

Here in this article, you will learn how to write a letter to an editor of a newspaper informing or complaining about the issue of drunken driving. With the editors' liberty to choose what gets published, a compact article with important points elucidated properly has high chances to make it to the newspapers. Let's continue reading the article further to make 'writing to editors' easy for you.

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Example 1

Question: You witnessed the demise of your very close relative due to the rash driving of a four-wheeler. Write a letter to the editor telling about the deadly consequences that your whole family is facing now. Also, mention the activities of the driver and his records.

Hints: Describe the accident - Describe the condition of your relative -Why the accident took place - Your kind request to publish this to increase awareness

Street:  1-b Prince Arcade
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Pin code- 600086

1st May 2021

The Editor 
The Hindu
Chennai

Subject: Accident because of an over-speeding car with a drunk driver 

Respected Sir

I am writing today to bring to light a recent crisis that my family is facing through the columns of your esteemed newspaper. 

With due respect, I wish to draw the kind attention of the concerned authority and general public through your esteemed daily, towards increasing incidents of road accidents and would like to mention what recently my uncle had faced. A young man was driving his four-wheeler, around 8:30 pm on 17th April. He was at a speed of 65 kilometres per hour and hit my uncle when he was about to cross the road after the signal turned red for vehicles. The traffic police immediately took action and admitted my uncle to a hospital nearby. They took the driver into custody. After reaching the hospital we got the news of my uncle suffering from various fractures and having many wounds. We also got to know that the person who was driving was drunk and hence driving rash as he lost all control. Our whole family is facing extreme dismay as yesterday we all witnessed his demise.

I hereby request you to publish this incident in your column and let everyone know the dark side of drunken driving and how someone might have to pay with his/ her life if the vehicle is not controlled properly 

Thanking you

Yours obediently
Sridhar Patel


Example 2

Question: You are Susheela, a school teacher. Write a letter to the editor about the drunken driving of a person that you witnessed on the streets and how you faced a problem with that. Mention how it affected you.

Hints: Describe the incident that has happened to you - Discuss the evils of drunken driving - Your humble request to publish this to make irresponsible people aware of what people face because of drunk driving 

Street:  1-b Prince Arcade
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Pin code- 600086

1st May 2021

To
The Editor 
The Hindu
Chennai

Subject: Issues faced due to drunken driving on streets

Respected Sir/Madam

Today I am writing to you to draw your precious attention to an incident that happened to me a few weeks ago.

I was on my way back home from the market with my hands all engaged with bags of stuff I bought from the market. While I was walking, I heard a loud sound of motors from behind me. Right when I was about to look back to investigate, the sound came closer and passed by a hairline distance from my body. It was a motorbike which was speeding. Amongst the hullabaloo, regaining from the momentary shock, I realised that one of my bags fell and all the vegetables were scattered on the street and the biker, not being able to keep balance, fell and hurt himself. Many people rushed to help him and a few came forward to help me gather my stuff. Police were called when we found out that he was drunk. Drunk driving is a deadly killer. Not only it harms the one who is driving but harms the people around as well. 

Hence, it is my humble request to publish this incident, asking the pedestrians to be more careful while walking and also highlight this issue to make the young bikers aware of the problems that elders or any other people of the surrounding face on the streets. 

Thanking you

Yours faithfully
Susheela Yusuf


Example 3

Question: You are a school student and you witnessed a severe car accident. Write a letter to the editor requesting to highlight this incident and make people aware of the evils of drunk driving.

Hints: Mention what you saw - Mention the condition of the street- Describe the accident and the condition of the driver - Suggest what changes my the concerned authority bring - Request to highlight the fatal consequences of drunk driving - Your request to publish this in the columns 

Street:  43/44, Shree Revabhai Industrial Estate
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Pin code - 380026

1st May 2021

To
The Editor
Divya Bhaskar
Gujarat

Subject: Accident due to drunk driving

Respected Sir/Madam

With due respect, I wish to draw the kind attention of the concerned authority and general public through your esteemed daily, towards increasing incidents of road accidents and would like to mention what I witnessed a few days back.

I was reading a book on my balcony at around 11:20 pm and I heard two loud screeches back to back. The street was quite empty. It immediately grasped my attention and I bent forward to investigate what was happening. I witnessed a car coming forward at a high speed and it seemed like it had lost all control. The horror-struck me when I saw the car hit a big tree. The car's bonnet was crumbled and the driver inside the car probably collapsed. My father immediately called the police station and an ambulance. We later came to know that the man faced several injuries and was drunk while causing the accident. 

Therefore, I humbly request you to publish this piece so that the concerned authority might take more drastic steps to stop drunk driving and people become more aware of the fatality of their action of drinking and driving. 

Thanking you

Yours faithfully
Shweta Sinha


Example 4

Question: Write a letter to the editor, introducing yourself as a college student and discussing the result of drunk driving and how youngsters and even middle-aged people are doing it every day without considering the deadly consequences that they might face. 

Hints: Write how drunk driving is strictly against traffic rules - Discuss the harmful consequences of drunk driving- Mention its effects themselves- Write about its effects on other people- Your humble request to publish this piece of writing to spread awareness

Street:  43/44, Shree Revabhai Industrial Estate
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Pin code - 380026

1st May 2021

To
The Editor
Divya Bhaskar
Gujarat

Subject: Consequences of drunk driving

Respected Sir/Madam

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw the attention of the general public towards the habit of drunk driving of the people in our city.

I am a college student. I find most people have a personal vehicle nowadays - be it a car or a two-wheeler. Every day I see many of my college mates getting drunk and driving their way back home from the party at a very high speed. When talked about the issue by other people, the ones possessing the vehicles never take it seriously. If the habit of drinking can be separated from the action of driving, accidents can be avoided very easily. The deadly consequences of drunk driving include the possible death of anyone on the streets - humans and animals. The driver or/and the pedestrians might get severely injured due to the lost control of the vehicle and dimmed consciousness of the driver of the vehicle. Also, we are aware that drunk driving is highly against traffic rules as one might need to pay a heavy fine if caught drunk while driving a vehicle.

Therefore, it is my humble request to publish this and put a light on the consequences of drunk driving and how this might hurt them or others on the streets.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully
Niharika Jain


So, here comes an end to the article where I taught you how to exactly create a letter that is meant to be addressed to the editor of a newspaper regarding the issue of drunk driving by people.

You can alter the demands or important points depending on the question that would be provided to you by your examiners.

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