Letters to the Editor

Pickup truck drivers make everyone aggressive

To the editor:

I have written many letters to your paper, mostly about the driving habits in this area. Each day I venture out on the roads here, I see examples of sheer idiocy and lack of common courtesy, all served with a helping of speeding.

To me, the new breed of pickup trucks has brought forward drivers who wish to mark their trucks with insignia showing how many “road-kills” they have made, just like WW2 pilots used to, as it seems that most accidents involve a truck.

This is very unfortunate, as a truck is designed to help us in today’s world, not add to our list of fatalities on our roads.

All we need is more traffic patrols, better ways to licence these new truckers, and a commercial speed limit to slow these trucks down along with cars whose drivers try to compete with them.

I would suggest anyone who does not agree with me to take a drive to Penticton, set your cruise control and hang on tight.  I have nothing left to say, as this will give one a good picture of the situation.

Ron Barnard,

West Kelowna

 

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