LETTERS: Crackdown needed

Editor:

What is happening to our community, when a 70-year-old man had the life scared out of him because some nut road-raged his vehicle?

Editor:

What is happening to our community?

It’s pretty bad when, on a Sunday afternoon, a 70-year-old man coming home from the pool had the life scared out of him because some nut road-raged his vehicle.

It was Grey Cup afternoon on 16 Avenue with almost no traffic. Suddenly, I look at my rear-view mirror to see the silver grill of a pick up truck, almost three feet from my bumper.

I am travelling in the right lane doing the speed limit. My street is just ahead, and I signal, and slow to make the turn. The jerk follows me, almost rubbing my bumper, and persists to follow me home.

Luckily, I somehow shook him off, and I went home trembling all day. I have heart trouble; I could have died!

Numerous times, I have written about speed along 16 Avenue and the lack of RCMP on this busy road.

There must be a crackdown on these young men driving pickup trucks, thinking they own the road! They just cannot stand following a small car, and use bullying tactics to get their way.

This is a town full of seniors who are not used to hurrying for anyone.

So if you want to speed, I suggest to go to the race track.

I shall have my pepper spray for the next one.

Thomas Mac Kay, White Rock