Now that South Surrey’s Hall’s Prairie Elementary school has closed for good, the stretch of 8 Avenue it occupies has become a speedway and a ‘traffic fatality waiting to happen,’ writes Simon Osborne. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Since South Surrey’s Hall’s Prairie Elementary closed, the section of 8 Avenue, between 176 and 184 Streets has become a worse speedway than it was, writes Simon Osborne. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Now that South Surrey’s Hall’s Prairie Elementary school has closed for good, the stretch of 8 Avenue it occupies has become a speedway and a ‘traffic fatality waiting to happen,’ writes Simon Osborne. (Aaron Hinks photo) Since South Surrey’s Hall’s Prairie Elementary closed, the section of 8 Avenue, between 176 and 184 Streets has become a worse speedway than it was, writes Simon Osborne. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: Schools out, traffic speeds are up along 8 Avenue

With the closure of Hall’s Prairie Elementary drivers are now racing along quiet stretch of road

Editor:

Traffic was bad and will now only get worse.

Now that Hall’s Prairie School has closed down and the 30 km/h speed limit has been abolished, the race track that was 8 Avenue, between 176 and 184 Streets, will only get worse.

The posted speed limit is 60 km/h but most vehicles are travelling at 80 and, in some cases, over 100 km/h.

This stretch of road is a traffic fatality waiting to happen.

At the very least there should be a long-overdue sidewalk constructed.

We have been told previously that this stretch of 8 Avenue doesn’t qualify for speed-control bumps because it’s classified as an arterial through-way. Well, if that’s the case, why can’t we have the RCMP increase their speed-trap surveillance in this area?

Simon Osborne, South Surrey

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