Letters to the Editor

Enforce rules of the road

Kudos to the City of Abbotsford engineers and workers for the fine job they did in redesigning the new intersection at Peardonville and Livingstone.

Easy to understand and navigate and the vision of the oncoming traffic is excellent!

But the job isn’t quite finished.

Please install a TCD (traffic control device) near the top advising the speed limit, then get some of Abbotsford’s finest, who our police spokesman bragged so hard and loud about last week, to set up equipment past the bottom of the slope to enforce it – regularly.

Many drivers seem to think this is a ski jumping ramp requiring maximum speed as you get to the bottom so as to be able to launch onto the straight stretch ahead.

We who reside here in Paradise Park are all seniors. We have learned the wisdom of obeying speed limits.

Most dangerous, however, is that we must slow to turn into our  complex. That means slowing to 20 km/h or slower.

Someone headed for Bluejay Subway or the freeway in his or her hot Acura or Honda at 90 km/h is a real danger. Yet, when all we are doing is turning safely into our driveway, we get honked and yelled at by some hothead who wants to use the slope as a ski-jump take-off ramp. The old expression is very apt: it’s not if, but when, someone is going to get very seriously injured the way it is now!

Please act expeditiously to prevent a serious accident or possibly someone’s premature death.

Harold K. Swanson

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