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Letter: Youngster disses senior drivers

To the editor:

I am intrigued by some of the letters to your paper expressing a reluctance to raise speed limits on certain roads.

I understand this valley has a very large portion of senior drivers whose reaction times are much less than the younger driver. For those who are afraid to drive at the posted speed or above, I have no problem as long as they keep to the right lane on multi-lane roads or use pull outs on two lane highways.

It is the slow driver that causes accidents as those with the skill need to make often dangerous passes to get around those who still think they are driving a 1947 Chevy on the old Fraser canyon highway, which was one lane wide in many spots. Today’s cars and roads are so much better, only the drivers have not improved.

The inconsistencies of posted speeds are a real concern to many drivers and I doubt this review will address that. We all know of locations where the posted limit is way off base in order to provide the police with a “fishing hole.” Why is a four-lane highway with no side roads posted at 70 km/h (Winfield) while a two lane very twisty road is posted at 100 km/h (Anarchist summit of Hwy  3)?

So, Michael Cotton and other seniors, don’t lobby for reduced speeds, just move over and enjoy the scenery.

Bruce Stevenson,

Kelowna

 

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