Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Lesson lingers for half century

Editor:

When I was a Grade 5 student at White Rock Elementary, one of my classmates was struck and killed by a motorist while riding his bike on Johnston Road outside the school.

More than 50 years later, I still think of my friend, Brian, when I drive past the school.

There are posted school-zone signs around the school that stipulate motorists go no faster than 30 km/h. Yet every day, even and especially when students are playing in the schoolyard, cars speed up and down and around the school.

The existence of a fence does not ensure that a child or their family members are safe – the signs exist for a reason.

For the sake of our children and their families, and in memory of my lost friend, Brian, please slow down and obey the speed limit.

Lynne Sinclair, White Rock

 

 

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