Letters to the Editor

Road patience can save lives


I am a new resident in South Surrey and have driven on the road for about half a year.

Recently, several phenomenons at the intersections made me really worried and anxious while driving.

It was a drizzling afternoon when the green left-turn arrow on the traffic light at the 148 Street and 24 Avenue intersection was flashing, and I signaled my left-turn light while I was moving forward.

I decelerated and stopped behind the stop line as the left-turn arrow was turning yellow. At this moment, a semi-truck after me dashed to my left side at full speed and made a left-turn, regardless of the steady green light. Fortunately, the oncoming vehicle had just began to accelerate and went through after the semi-truck had turned.

Similarly, more recently, I stopped at a stop sign at Southmere Crescent and, as I was prepared to creep out, a SUV behind me roared from my left side and made a left-turn without even signaling.

I was frightened and bewildered. Am I driving too cautiously and slowly, which backed up the others? Why are they so rushed and impatient, even at intersections? I think they were very offensive to other drivers and pedestrians. What they did was very dangerous.

During recent weeks there was a significant increase in hit-and-run accidents at local intersections. If those drivers were more patient, the tragedies could be avoided.

We should drive with peaceful minds, be more cautious and let every family have a safe holiday.

Stephanie Hua, Surrey


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