LETTERS: Speed fines, not safety, motivate

Editor:

As I was walking along Crescent Road, I noticed drivers were slowing as they emerged from a 50 km/h zone into a 30 km/h zone.

Editor:

As I was walking along Crescent Road on a Saturday afternoon, I noticed that drivers were slowing down as they emerged from a 50 km/h zone into a 30 km/h zone.

Then I saw the reason: a radar trap.

It was the first time since the last radar setup – a weeknight, if memory serves – that I had seen drivers braking when they approached the lower speed-limit zone. The cause of their braking was seeing the speed trap, not a desire to stay within the speed limit and reduce the risk of injuring or killing someone.

Hey, whatever works, eh!

The officers had pulled over several vehicles and were writing up tickets.

My sincere thanks go to the RCMP for working hard to make our streets safer for everyone – dogs, cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

When you think about it, if an accident is inevitable, wouldn’t you rather get hit at 30 km/h than 80?

Jerry Steinberg, Surrey

 

 

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