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LETTERS: Safety of longboarders top-of-mind

Editor:
Since summer started, I have seen kids from 10 to 15, sometimes older, longboarding on very steep streets in White Rock.

Editor:

Since summer started, I have seen kids from 10 to 15, sometimes older, longboarding on the very steep Foster and Fir streets in White Rock.

These are very heavy-traffic areas and vision is often blocked.

The RCMP advised us to inform the City of White Rock’s bylaw officers to warn the kids of the danger. But the bylaw officers apparently find the kids scampering away when they arrive.

And then they move to a different street.

I have spoken to some of the kids but they just patronized me with, “Yeah, yeah, we know.”

While we understand kids should have fun, these are very busy streets. Sooner or later there will be an accident. It would be tragic for both longboarders and drivers if they get injured or worse, particularly for something that is preventable.

Parents, do you know where your kids are? Do you know that they are endangering themselves and others?

Please, have a chat with your kids.

L. Wills, White Rock

 

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