Interpreting the traffic statistics
Re: Residents reach out over speeders, April 12.
Traffic ticket numbers on their own don’t tell the residents much of the story.
What were the numbers of accidents and fatalities in each category for South Surrey and White Rock?
If they have dropped over the past few years, the message has gotten through and simply issuing more revenue generating tickets is not required.
Kevin Edge, Surrey
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White Rock’s “top cop” is quoted: “Of course, in the deployment of our resources, we are always seeking increased efficiencies and a level of effectiveness that surpasses expectations.”
Huh? This is the kind of double-speak and spin doctoring we’re used to hearing from politicians or corporate media-relations people.
No wonder the RCMP has such a difficult time with public relations when this kind of response comes forth from someone in Staff Sgt. Lesli Roseberry’s position in response to citizens who bring forth valid concerns.
Surely in sleepy little White Rock, the local constabulary are not so overburdened that they cannot get a handle on speeders in the community.
Don Campbell, Surrey