Letters to the Editor

Most newspapers publish letters from their readers. By writing a letter to an editor, you can not only voice your opinion, but also bring to public attention issues that are close to your heart. Letters published in newspapers often prompt authorities to take the necessary action. They may also encourage other readers to respond. Here is a sample letter on the topic of reckless driving.


Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the harmful effects of reckless driving. In your letter you have to explain why reckless driving poses great danger to lives and property.

Sample letter

Sample letter to editor

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