Letter: Driving Hwy 97 is dangerous

I noticed on my last trip to Penticton, that a lot of highway work is being carried out on Highway 97, and that’s sure great that the work is being done prior to summer.

To the editor:

I noticed on my last trip to Penticton, that a lot of highway work is being carried out on Highway 97, and that’s sure great that the work is being done prior to summer.

Now, if there is only something that can be done about the drivers.  Never have I seen performances of lousy situations all in one day. If one tries to drive the speed limit, you are tail-gated (with high beams on); amber lights are a signal to put the metal to the floor; and a work zone sign does not exist. I would hate to be a worker on the highway. It appears that the RCMP is lacking in their duty to those who are employed to maintain our highways.

Maybe I am “old fashioned” in my thoughts on this subject, but I do know this: Driving courtesy in B.C. is becoming non-existent, and should be repaired more than our roads. Highway patrols do this and not with a  “ghost car” but a properly marked vehicle designed to do the job.

We recently had a day of mourning for those who died on the job, this includes our highway workers and those who drive for a living.

Ron Barnard,

West Kelowna

 

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