Perspective from a visitor

Editor:

My wife and I just returned home after a week in your beautiful city.

Editor:

My wife and I just returned home after a week in your beautiful city.

We stayed in a condominium on Marine Drive. We spent many wonderful hours walking along the shore and to the end of the pier. We frequented the shops and various eating places on Marine Drive. All in all, it was a great little holiday for us.

One drawback was the speeding on Marine Drive. Although the speed limit is posted at 30 km/h, very few obey the law.

I was in traffic enforcement for years with the Hamilton Police Service and became quite adept at estimating speeds. Most cars travelled above the posted limit, some at 50-70 km/h and, in the early morning, as high as 80 km/h.

What I found disturbing was the lack of enforcement. I did not see one police officer or police cruiser all the time I was there.

I don’t know what the incidents of accidents are, but I found that stretch very dangerous.

Charles Evans, Hamilton. Ont.