Left turn arrow at Ross Road would save lives

How many more serious accidents like the one at Ross and Hwy. 97 Saturday night will it take to get a left turn arrow at the intersection.

To the editor:

How many more serious accidents just like the one at Ross and Hwy. 97 in West Kelowna Saturday night will it take to wake up the highway department that it would be so much safer to have a left turn arrow at the intersection. I believe one person was killed and others badly injured.

How can the officials not believe the life of one person is worth more than the extra money it would cost to install the arrows which already has left turn lanes.

A left turn arrow was installed at West Lake Road and Hwy. 97 after numerous accidents with deaths and injuries. After the left turn on a green arrow was installed the number of accidents have decreased. I believe the cost of one serious accident resulting in increased insurance rates, RCMP, road closure and heath cost and the sorrow and grief from the families involved would more than cover the cost of the arrows.

T. Bailey,

West Kelowna

Editor’s note: See related column by Paul Hergott in the opinion section.

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