Reason for few lefts

To the editor:

To the editor:

In response to Wayne Harris’ letter to the editor Jan. 23 regarding left turn lights on Highway 97 through Kelowna.

The reason there is only a few advance left turn signals along Highway 97 is this highway is the main north to south highway in the Okanagan with east/west connections. It stretches from Weed, California to Watson Lake in the Yukon, then becomes Highway #1 to Homer, Alaska. A large amount of the traffic is passing right through Kelowna bound for points north, south, east and west. Just imagine the amount of freight and produce that is transported up from California and Mexico headed north and east.

Local traffic does have access to parallel routes, ie.: Enterprise and Springfield Roads.

The point is we can use alternate routes to reach our destination, rather than make that dangerous left turn off Highway 97.

Be patient and let the offenders get their picture taken and fork over $167.

Rick Brown,

Kelowna

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