Big Brother saves lives

Editor:

How many times do you read in the paper about another senseless car accident where someone has been killed or seriously injured?

Editor:

How many times do you read in the paper about another senseless car accident where someone has been killed or seriously injured?

Imagine the suffering and pain that brings to so many people. And the cause is very often that of speeding. The only way to address this is for better enforcement.

Speeding is breaking the law, and those who flout the law should be held accountable.

I would suggest B.C. can help everyone by reintroducing photo radar. Put them in the obvious places and B.C. will get an income bonanza they never dreamed of. One would be on Highway 99 in the construction zone where speed fines double. Why do all the cars pass me when I am doing the posted limit of 80 km/h in that zone?

Who wins with more speeding tickets? The offending driver will learn a valuable lesson. The province will reap those huge financial benefits, not to speak of reduced hospital and insurance claims. And you will have a greater chance of surviving B.C.’s roads.

Lastly, if you don’t think enforcement works, take a drive to Calgary where Big Brother is everywhere. After your first or second ticket, you will slow down.

As one who lives in both cities, I feel we in B.C. have become far too complacent when it comes to driving above the posted limit.

Simon Bergen-Henengouwen, White Rock and Calgary

 

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